The Real Cause Of The IRS Targeting Scandal, And Why It Could Happen Again

The DOJ just declared that they would not prosecute Lois Learner for the IRS targeting scandal. Here’s what happened and why it could happen again.

Cause of Action Scores Victory Against IRS: Federal Judge Says Agency Can’t Use Laws Meant To Protect Taxpayers To Protect Itself

Media Contact: Geoff Holtzman | | 703-405-3511 WASHINGTON — In a significant victory for transparency advocates, a federal judge today ordered the IRS to turn over potential requests that the White House may have made to the agency in search of private taxpayer information. Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the United States District Court […]

Daily Caller: IRS Finds 6,400 New Lois Lerner Emails…Gives DUMBEST EXCUSE YET For Not Releasing Them

The IRS found 6,400 more Lois Lerner emails — but they’re not handing them over in court.

Cause of Action Sues the Justice Department For Information On Tax Detail Program

CoA recently discovered that the DoJ has been placing their Tax Division attorneys in the White House to provide legal advice to the President.

Daily Caller: Cause of Action Sues DOJ, IRS On Protecting Tax Info From White House Abuses

A watchdog group filed a complaint against the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service Wednesday after the two agencies failed to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests for documentation of how they protect Americans’ private tax information from abuse by government attorneys.

National Review: Conservative Group Uncovers New Roots of the IRS Scandal

CoA found that the IRS officials involved in the targeting scandal were just following the rules, and that the Internal Revenue Manual must be fundamentally reformed in order to prevent future targeting.

Cause of Action Testifies Before Congress On Questionable White House Detail Program

CoA investigation found no safeguards in place to prevent Justice Department tax attorneys from sharing private taxpayer information with unauthorized White House officials.

CoA Uncovers Questionable Practice between the DOJ and White House

WASHINGTON – Cause of Action, a nonprofit government accountability organization, has uncovered an ongoing practice at the Department of Justice whereby Tax Division attorneys, some of whom have worked directly on IRS targeting matters, are assigned to the White House to provide legal advice to the President. “This ongoing practice […]

Washington Examiner: Justice Department officials may have shared taxpayer info with White House

Cause of Action’s Executive Director says in letter to DOJ IG, “Documents obtained by Cause of Action have revealed that since 2009, several DOJ Tax Division attorneys, many of whom have been involved in litigation where … protected information was involved, have elected to serve the president as ‘clearance counsel.'”

Government Executive: GOP Tax Panel Chairmen Press for White House Emails in IRS Probe

Chairmen send letter to IRS in regard to sharing of confidential taxpayer information.