Also NOT found in the IG’s report:
- Any evidence that “Tea Party” related groups were identified during this process for nefarious reasons;
- Any type of identification, political or otherwise, for the groups whose applications were similarly flagged and delayed (“Tea Party” related groups made up only a minority, approximately 1/3 of the groups whose applications were delayed and held for further examination);
- Any indication or evidence whatsoever that the White House, or anybody outside of the IRS units handling these cases, had anything to do with what happened;
- Any response to the other question the IG’s office was tasked by Congress to investigate, namely: “whether existing social welfare organizations are improperly engaged in a substantial, or even predominant, amount of campaign activity.”
What I really want to call the "Tea Party" has been banned by forum rules.