Cause of Action is the non-profit government accountability group behind the year old FOIA request for documents about disclosures of taxpayer information to the President. A year later the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the IRS must comply with the request.
Less than a week after ’fessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and won’t release the trove to a group suing for access.
In an abrupt decision, the Treasury inspector general’s office said that the documents are covered by privacy and disclosure laws and can’t be provided to Cause of Action, despite a promise last week to hand over some 2,500.
Get that? Now they say the documents can't be disclosed because of privacy laws. That's probably a good thing. But it's too bad they didn't factor that in when they shared them with the President and his team.
The IRS refused to go along with Richard Nixon when he tried to use the IRS as a weapon against his political enemies. But like a dog wanting his belly rubbed, they just rolled over for Obama. Their heads should roll.