Who’s going to plead the Fifth on this one?
Judicial Watch reported on Wednesday that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted that it didn’t report almost 7,000 documents pertaining to the 2013 scandal involving the agency’s targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups during 2010 through 2012.
According to Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported to a U.S. District Court that it located “an additional 6,924 documents of potentially responsive records” relating to a 2015 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about the Obama IRS targeting scandal. The FOIA lawsuit at issue sought records about the IRS selection of individuals and organizations for audits based upon applications requesting non-profit tax status filed by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations (Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).
The funny part is that the IRS has given no timetable as to when they will “complete its review of the potentially responsive documents.”
Of course they don’t know. It’s been around four years since the public Congressional investigation into the IRS, and the agency is just admitting to these findings now?
There is something to be said for accountability -- the same accountability that was never enforced when this story was originally in the news.