- Posted June 30, 2014 by
IRS Scandal began in Nixon White House
The IRS created an intelligence-gathering group in 1969 in response to the NIxon White House and Congress. . A memo from Tom Charles Huston to H.R. Haldeman stated Nixon "had indicated a desire for IRS to move against leftist organization taking advantage of tax shelters." Also a former member of the black panther party testified before a Senate committee that his group did not file any tax returns. The unit defined those they pursued as "ideological, militant, subversive,radical and similar type organizations"
This group was investigated by the Senate Subcommitte on Constitutional Rights led by Senator Sam Ervin, Jr. The investigation report has the letters from the committee to IRS and all the IRS letters setting up this group called the Special Service Group.
It was Ervin's conclusion and that of his subcommittee that the unit "served no tax purpose." Ervin further states, " it may well have been a gross distortion of the Internal Revenue Service authority for the Staff to collect political information using powers the law has given the Service for tax purposes only.
The SSS shared files with the Dept of Justice's Internal Security Division. When the investigation began, the IRS Commissioner Donald Alexander said the unit was being disbanded. The DOJ folded its ISD into its Criminal Investigation division per the letter to Sam Ervin found in this compilation of correspondence.
Maybe that is why Lois Lerner sent those files to the DOJ because the SSS is still functioning and in relationship with the DOJ.
I told Fox news. Rush LImbaugh.