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Records of Christine O’Donnell tax snooping disappear

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 24, 2013.

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    “It is an active investigation now,” Ms. O’Donnell told The Washington Times after meeting with the same Treasury agent who first informed her in January that her tax records were improperly accessed.

    She declined to be more specific about what the agent questioned her about in Tuesday’s session.

    But Mr. Grassley, an Iowa Republican who serves on the Judiciary and Finance committees, said he was concerned by the information Delaware state officials shared with his investigators.

    Specifically, Mr. Grassley’s staff was told that a Delaware state investigator asked for and received permission from his boss on a Saturday to access Ms. O'Donnell’s tax records based on a local newspaper article about a civil lien. The lien, it turned, out was issued erroneously.

    Mr. Grassley said he was concerned that a simple newspaper article that alleged no criminal wrongdoing could be used to pierce one of America’s most protected privacies, tax information.

    He is pressing for more information on what safeguards the IRS is using to stop such snooping and whether the system used by Delaware state officials may amount to an unmonitored back door into confidential IRS tax records.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...-odonnell-tax-snooping-disappe/#ixzz2ZxoGGaHB
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