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Treasury IG: ‘The Law Is Always Relevant’


The Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration J. Russell George said that the IRS’s leak of confidential tax information to the left-leaning group ProPublica could be a violation of the law, in response to questions from Senator John Thune (R., S.D.) at this morning’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS scandal.

When asked to respond to Obama spokesperson Dan Pfeiffer’s recent comment on ABC’s This Week that the law is “irrelevant” because the IRS’s behavior was wrong regardless, Russell, one of the authors of the recently released report on the scandal, responded, “I believe the law is always relevant.”


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