Latham & Watkins LLP’s Zachary Fardon was nominated by President Obama to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. He would replace Patrick Fitzgerald, who left last June and joined Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Republican lawmakers are seeking answers after the first round of congressional hearings on the Internal Revenue Service’s scrutiny of small-government groups failed to show why the practice started and who was behind it.
A U.S. House committee chairman said the Internal Revenue Service official who refused to answer his panel’s questions today about her involvement in scrutinizing small-government groups may have waived her right to avoid testimony and might have to return.
Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman’s self-portrait of an executive intentionally distanced from political controversy will be tested today by House Republicans eager to uncover details about the tax agency’s scrutiny of small-government groups.
Lois Lerner, the mid-level Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a controversy over the agency’s scrutiny of small-government groups, will invoke her constitutional right not to testify before Congress, according to a letter from her lawyer.
Whether the Internal Revenue Service controversy explodes into something bigger comes down to this: Did anyone in the Obama administration know before the Nov. 6 election that the agency singled out Tea Party groups for extra screening?
President Barack Obama is facing a make-or-break week as he tries to seize control of three scandal story lines that could upend one of the top priorities of his second term: revising the nation’s immigration laws.