The IRS hid their internal probe, completed six months before the Presidential election, from Congress.
During the ongoing hearings concerning the IRS' targeting scheme the information regarding the hidden investigation results were revealed.
Glenn Kessler, Washington Post Fact Checker: In the days since the Internal Revenue Service first disclosed that it had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, new information has emerged from both the Treasury inspector general's report and congressional testimony Friday that calls into question key statements made by Lois G. Lerner, the IRS's director of the exempt organizations division. ... In some ways, this is just scratching the surface of Lerner's misstatements and weasely wording when the revelations about the IRS's activities first came to light on May 10. But, taken together, it's certainly enough to earn her four Pinocchios.
Glenn Greenwald: New revelations emerged yesterday in the Washington Post that are perhaps the most extreme yet when it comes to the DOJ's attacks on press freedoms. It involves the prosecution of State Department adviser Stephen Kim, a naturalized citizen from South Korea who was indicted in 2009 for allegedly telling Fox News' chief Washington correspondent, James Rosen, that U.S. intelligence believed North Korea would respond to additional UN sanctions with more nuclear tests -- something Rosen then reported. ... [W]hat makes this revelation particularly disturbing is that the DOJ, in order to get this search warrant, insisted that not only Kim, but also Rosen -- the journalist -- committed serious crimes. The DOJ specifically argued that by encouraging his source to disclose classified information -- something investigative journalists do every day -- Rosen himself broke the law. read more
In a series of events which should not come as a surprise, in light of the Administrations recent habit of changing their story several times,the WH has continued to alter it's original story that no one in the WH knew of the IRS situation before the recent news in mid May of this year.
As you can see, the people who had knowledge of this incident, while the WH claimed no one in the WH knew, continues to grow.
Future testimony on the Benghazi incident by colleagues of Stevens are expected to reveal details surrounding the real reason for Stevens visit to the consulate as well as who told the AFRICOM general not to take action on the matter.
Preliminary information indicates the real reason for Stevens visit may be to buy back stinger missiles from Al_Qaeda groups whom the State Department armed without originally knowing these fighters were affiliated with Al_Qaeda.