Update sought on IRS employees’ alleged misconduct

IRS SealFrom Press Release


U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, today asked the Justice Department and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration for an update on the investigation of alleged misconduct by IRS personnel, including Lois Lerner, in connection with their handling of applications for tax-exempt status by certain conservative organizations.

“It’s unclear whether all of these cases are open or closed,” Grassley said. “The investigative agencies should account for their work.  The scandal damaged the public trust in the IRS.  Building back any of that trust requires investigation and accountability for any misconduct.”

Grassley asked a series of questions about the investigative status of the IRS employees’ conduct to Sally Quillian Yates, Acting Deputy Attorney General of the Department of Justice, and J. Russell George, Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Grassley’s letter may be read by clicking here.