The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing, Wednesday on the IRS political targeting scandal.
“The IG report indicts IRS for a colossal management failure, but leaves many questions unanswered,” said Chairman Issa.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) started off by asking former IRS Commissioner, Doug Shulman to give himself a grade on how he performed as the head of the IRS, and Shulman declined.
Chaffetz asked Shulman when he first heard that the IRS was targeting conservative groups, and Shulman answered Feb or March of 2012.
Chaffetz reminded him that on June 3rd of 2011, the Chairman of the Ways and Means Cmte sent him a letter regarding the selective targeting of taxpayers. “How is it that the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee writes to you, the head of the IRS, a letter like this, and you can say you don’t know about it?” Chaffetz demanded.
“So….I that’s where I was going to go….” Shulman began.
“No you weren’t!” Chaffetz scoffed.