#IRS SCANDAL UPDATE: Z Street: The Case Which Could Blow Open The IRS Scandal
Ironically Z Street’s case received a boost last summer when Democrats tried to defend the administration and prove the IRS was not just engaging in viewpoint discrimination against politically conservative groups. As part of its defense, the Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee and Senator Sander Levin (D-MI) released 14 IRS documents indicating the IRS created a category for review it labeled “progressive.”
Within that “progressive category” there was a subset labeled “occupied territory advocacy ” (page 12 of linked document) That particular subset contained only one organization: Z Street. According to the documents, a notice to IRS inspectors to “be on the look out” (BOLO) for groups under this category was sent on August 6, 2010, just days after Z Street’s file was reviewed.
In other words, the IRS was indeed singling out applications for tax exempt status on the basis of a particular political viewpoint, advocating for the “occupied territories” which is inconsistent with this administration’s.
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