Austan Goolsbee

Federal Judge Orders IRS to Disclose WH Requests for Taxpayer Info

Lawsuit probes top White House official’s access to confidential Koch Industries tax info

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to reveal White House requests for taxpayers’ private information, advancing a probe into whether administration officials targeted political opponents by revealing such information.

IRS Watchdog Continues to Hide Records on White House Leaks

Of 2509 documents, government agrees to release 31

An independent IRS monitor announced Monday it will block the release of roughly 400 more pages of documents related to unauthorized leaks of confidential taxpayer information to the White House. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) told the watchdog group Cause of Action it would be withholding nearly all of the 2,500 documents it located that were related to unauthorized IRS leaks to the White House. Earlier this month, TIGTA told Cause of Action it was withholding roughly 2,100 of the documents and said it would take an additional two weeks to review the rest.

Records on Taxpayer Leaks to White House to Be Released

IRS watchdog will turn over documents to Cause of Action

The Obama administration will soon turn over thousands of documents related to improper disclosures of confidential taxpayer information by the IRS to the White House, a watchdog group announced Tuesday.

Treasury Department IG Refused FOIA on Austan Goolsbee Investigation

Goolsbee was alleged to have illegally examined Koch Industries tax records

The Treasury Department on Wednesday refused to confirm or deny the existence of an inspector general report investigating whether or not former White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee illegally accessed tax information on the Koch brothers.

Hazy Memories

Obama aide makes another claim about the source of his anti-Koch brothers comments

A onetime economic adviser to President Barack Obama offered up yet another explanation on Twitter last week for why he claimed in 2010 that Koch Industries paid no income taxes.

Obama’s IRS

Six times the IRS has been accused of punishing President Obama's political opponents

Under President Obama the Internal Revenue Service has repeatedly been accused of using its enforcement powers to punish the White House’s political opponents. The Washington Free Beacon has put together six of the most egregious examples.

Former Obama Advisers Cash In

New consulting firms, corporate gigs for the former administration and campaign operatives

From the first lady's former communications director now the vice president of Siemens corporate affairs, to individual consulting deals for Obama campaign operatives like Stephanie Cutter and David Plouffe, there is a new generation of "Obama millionaires."