The following USA Today article from June 11, 2013 shows President Obama was correct when he told Bill O'Reilly on Super Bowl Sunday that there was not a "smidgen" of corruption. READ IT!
Transcripts show IRS agents in Cincinnati -- not Washington -- flagged Tea Party cases
...The Tea Party affair started with a Feb. 25, 2010 e-mail (see below) from Cincinnati-based IRS agent Jack Koester to his boss, Screening Group Manager John Shafer. Shafer, in turn, sent it to his superiors, including some Washington staff, elevating it as a "high profile case."
The Cincinnati employees weren't quite sure what the Tea Party was, but they knew it was politically sensitive. "This case will be sent to inventory for further development. Political campaigns on behalf (of) or in opposition to any political candidate do not promote social welfare," Shafer wrote to his bosses. The Tea Party groups were seeking tax exempt status as "social welfare" groups.
A few days later, Shafer came back to Muthert asking him to look up how many Tea Party cases had been received, and how many had already been approved. "He told me that Washington, D.C wanted some cases," Muthert said, according tot he transcripts.
Shafer, though, told congressional investigators that he asked for the list on his own -- not on orders from Washington. "No one said to make a search," he said.
"Based on what I saw at the time, this organization is something — I don't know what it is, but it is something that appears to be growing, some type of movement," Muthert said. "So when I was asked to research the Tea Parties, it was like OK, I understand why you would want me to look at these cases and see if there is going to be a million coming in or not."...
Pete ... just what are you attempting to show by the email reprint ?
IOW ... What's your point?