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.

Nonprofit Quarterly: Missing Lerner Emails May Lead to Criminal Charges for Former IRS Chief

Unrecoverable Lois Lerner emails that were found could result in criminal charges.

Washington Examiner: Cause of Action presses IRS on taxpayer data shared with White House

CoA files a motion against the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

The Hill: Group files suit for IRS records

CoA files suit to force the release of documents related to the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.

Washington Free Beacon: Watchdog Group Asks Court to Force Release of Docs on IRS Targeting

Cause of Action pressures TIGTA to release IRS targeting documents.

Newsmax: Obama Administration Refuses to Release IRS Targeting Documents

The IRS is withholding FOIA documents requested by The Hill that target conservative groups.

Washington Free Beacon: Obama Admin Stonewalling FOIA Requests on IRS Scandal

The Obama administration is refusing to release more than 500 documents to The Hill concerning the IRS targeting scandal.

The Hill: Obama administration won’t release IRS targeting documents

Cause of Action announced in December that the agency declined to fork over more than 2,000 documents related to a FOIA request.