‘Willful unauthorized access’: Gov’t officials raided tax records of political candidates, donors; DOJ declined to prosecute

The Daily Caller –

The Justice Department declined to prosecute cases involving the improper scrutiny of the personal tax records of political candidates and donors by government officials, The Washington Times first reported.

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George has notified Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, that a review, requested by Grassley, revealed four cases since 2006 in which unidentified government officials engaged in “unauthorized access or disclosure of tax records of political donors or candidates,” including one case described as “willful unauthorized access.” George added that four other “allegations were not substantiated by evidence.”

TIGTA’s review did not name the officials involved or the political affiliations of the people whose tax records were accessed.

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