CoA investigation found no safeguards in place to prevent Justice Department tax attorneys from sharing private taxpayer information with unauthorized White House officials.
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 […]
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.'”
Chairmen send letter to IRS in regard to sharing of confidential taxpayer information.
Unrecoverable Lois Lerner emails that were found could result in criminal charges.
CoA files a motion against the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
Cause of Action is asking a federal court to grant its motion for summary judgment against the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.