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The Examiner: Report: IRS manager says Obama had nothing to do with targeting Tea Party groups


-By Robert Sobel

June 9, 2013- In another twist in the IRS "scandal," a new report shows that the Obama administration had nothing to do with the targeting of conservative groups.

Last week, a five-hour interview was conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with an IRS manager that works at the Cincinnati office that has been in question. According to the interview, released by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md), the IRS manager revealed that President Obama wasn't involved with the targeting of various conservative groups. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has battled it out in the House of Representatives with oversight chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) over whether the White House was purposely targeting his political opponents. During a statement, Cummings revealed interesting information about IRS manager.

“"He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way to what's showing that the White House was not involved in this...Based upon everything I've seen, the case is solved. And if it were me, I would wrap this case up and move on, to be frank with you."

The manager also noted that Tea Party groups were targeted after multiple employees brought him different conservative group's applications for tax exempt status. According to the Associated Press, the manager said he realized the "political implications" and flagged the application.

Rep. Darrell Issa was not impressed by the Cumming's report and dismissed it as nothing more than apparent white noise.

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