Washington Deeply Involved in IRS Targeting, New Emails Show

IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C. / AP

This week marks one year since the IRS targeting scandal was revealed. To mark the occasion, the transparency advocacy group Judicial Watch has released a series of emails relating to the scandal.

The emails, which were produced in response to a 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, highlight the extent to which the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups was directed by the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, and was carried out under pressure from Senator Carl Levin (D., Mich.):