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November 23, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

IRS scandal bad for whole nation

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One of the latest scandals out of Washington deals with the Internal Revenue Service willfully targeting conservative groups for audits and inquiries. This is a practice that the IRS and its leaders vehemently denied for several years.

Several media outlets reported, and subsequently confirmed, that the timing of the IRS admission of wrongdoing coincides with the fact that the IRS management received an advance draft report, for comment, from the Treasury Department’s inspector general, J. Russell George.

We are learning as copies of the draft report are leaked to news organizations that the report is scathing to the IRS and its management.

To his credit, Mr. George did not allow politics and political correctness to interfere, curtail or suppress him and his staff with the investigation and the issuance of the inspector general’s report. His office did its job and did it well. Three cheers for the inspector general.

Where this will all end, we don’t yet know. But based on history, it won’t be good for the country, the people and the president.

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