TV News LIES

Tuesday, Aug 04th

Last update11:20:51 PM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) US tax agency chief resigns over targeting of conservative political groups

US tax agency chief resigns over targeting of conservative political groups

E-mail Print PDF

Steven MillerUS President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has resigned in the wake of news that the government financial agency targeted conservative political groups seeking tax relief for extra scrutiny.

Steven Miller, who was not in charge of the IRS at the time of the wrongdoing, will step aside in light of the bureau’s “inexcusable” misconduct. A visibly angry Obama said that the extra screening for Tea Party groups before the presidential election last year was “an outrage.”

“I am angry about it,” Obama said, adding that the American people should be upset, as well. “Everybody believes what happened... is an outrage. The good news is that it's fixable...I'll do everything in my power to ensure that this never happens again.”

His short remarks were in response to the controversy that has reverberated throughout Washington in recent days. Obama previously said the accusations were “outrageous” but waited for a report from the US Treasury Department’s inspector general to publicly elaborate on the matter.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who is also a top Obama deputy, requested Miller’s resignation. Miller will not step down immediately, but in June, according to NBC News.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Ferguson Prisoner Beaten by Cops Has Won His Appeal

Henry DavisMichael Brown’s killing brought to light the horrific case of Henry Davis, who was beaten by...

Memphis Police: Possible suspect in custody for the killing of Officer Sean Bolton

Sean BoltoonPolice have taken a possible suspect into custody for the killing of 33-year-old Officer Sean Bolton. ...

A prison of debt: Ex-felons trapped by fees, fines and high interest rates

prisoners in debtJason Hill has been free, sober and out of trouble for six years, working, raising a...

42 Utah prison inmates refuse breakfast, begin hunger strike

Utah prisoner hunger strikeAfter refusing breakfast, a group of 42 maximum-security inmates at Utah State Prison's Uinta facility announced...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!