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IRS replaces the official who oversaw the agents that targeted tea party groups, placing her on paid leave after she refused to resign. Her replacement is a 27-year IRS veteran.
Lois Lerner, the IRS official who refused to testify on her agency's scandal, also refused to resign, according to a Republican senator who complained that she was only put on administrative leave — with pay. Issa Looks to Call Back IRS Official Who Refused to Testify, Says She Voided 5th Amendment Right How Political Pressure on the IRS Began OPINION: IRS' Lois Lerner — Did She Really Take the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving quickly to stem a raging controversy, the new acting head of the Internal Revenue Service started cleaning house Thursday by replacing the supervisor who oversaw agents involved in targeting tea party groups.
WASHINGTON -- Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS office under fire for improperly targeting conservative groups, was replaced by the agency's acting commissioner on Thursday, a day after she insisted she had done nothing wrong and refused to answer questions before a congressional committee.
WASHINGTON—Moving quickly to stem a raging controversy, the new acting head of the Internal Revenue Service started cleaning house Thursday by replacing the supervisor who oversaw agents involved in targeting tea party groups.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: IRS Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner is sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating allegations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit organizations with the words 'tea party' and 'constitution'
Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, listens on Capitol Hill Wednesday at the start of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave to Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.
By Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lois Lerner, an Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the scandal over the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups, was put on administrative leave on Thursday after she refused to resign, a senator said. Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa said new acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel asked for Lerner's ...
Head of tax-exempt organizations division placed on leave after scandal; House Oversight Committee chairman says she may be called back to testify
Three IRS hearings are in the books. Two senior IRS officials are on their way out. And one key witness has invoked the Fifth Amendment.
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