Monday, July 22, 2013

IRS head met with top White House official

Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman joined by his chief of staff and political aide Jonathan Davis and IRS spokesman Frank Keith — met with then-Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jeffrey Zients at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex on April 24, 2012.

Only Zients and the three men from the IRS attended the meeting, according to White House visitor logs.

Their meeting ran for just under eight and a half hours, the logs reveal.

The very next day, April 25, the IRS’s chief counsel’s office — led by William Wilkins, who met with Obama at the White House that same week – sent Washington-based IRS officials “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to a report on the IRS scandal compiled by Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George.

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