IRS's Miller Accused of Holding Out on Congress in Tea Party Scandal

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Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller faced grueling questioning from House Ways and Means Committee members who accused him May 17 of withholding information from Congress amid an investigation into IRS's targeting of tea party groups.
Miller faced members on both sides of the political aisle who said the public's faith in IRS has been broken through its inappropriate treatment of the groups that applied for tax exemption since 2010.
However, he denied that he had not answered the questions posed to him, and denied that partisan politics motivated the IRS Determinations Unit in Cincinnati to create a lookout list for conservative groups to review. He also said he did not believe the White House was involved in the findings of a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report that said the agency targeted the conservative groups.