House lawmakers say ousted Internal Revenue Service chief Steven Miller failed to fully explain why he didn’t inform them for more than a year that small-government groups seeking tax-exempt status were subject to extra scrutiny.
President Barack Obama called on Congress to “fully fund” his request to bolster security at U.S. diplomatic outposts as he sought to contain political fallout from last year’s deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.
President Barack Obama plans to choose a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week as the first congressional hearings begin into the agency’s selective scrutiny of small-government groups, according to an administration official.
President Barack Obama forced out the head of the Internal Revenue Service over the agency’s selective screening of nonprofit groups, as the administration sought to contain scandals imperiling its second-term agenda.
The widening inquiries into the Internal Revenue Service are focusing less on why employees singled out small-government groups for scrutiny and more on agency executives who didn’t inform Congress earlier.
President Barack Obama announced the resignation of acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller amid an escalating scandal over the agency’s selective scrutiny of nonprofit organizations.
President Barack Obama said his administration made no attempt to cover up the involvement of terrorists in last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. outpost in Libya, dismissing a congressional inquiry as a “political circus.”