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Tea-Party Group’s Lawyer Brandishes Letter from Upper-Level IRS Specialist in D.C.


On Fox News this afternoon, Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, “put an end to a myth” that the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea-party groups was carried out by low-level employees in a Cincinnati office. Sekulow presented a letter from a tax-law specialist from the IRS’s Washington, D.C., office addressed to one of his clients in Albuquerque, N.M; the Albuquerque Tea Party has said it was one of the groups that received extra scrutiny from the IRS, although Sekulow did not specifically identify the group as the the recepient of the letter.

“This whole notion that this is some limited, low-level staff, that is over with,” he told Megyn Kelly. “This is from Washington, D.C.”


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