The scandal involving offices within the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeting conservative groups for tax exempt status or audit continues.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) announced Wednesday that it has filed lawsuits on behalf of 25 groups amassing "an inch-thick" complaint against the IRS. ACLJ’s Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow said on MSNBC that the original complaint will be amended next week to “add another dozen or so groups.”
“The White House knew there was a problem with the agency’s approach because the Deputy Treasury Secretary was aware of it," Sekulow said on "Morning Joe" Wednesday. "The White House counsel was aware of it. And the chief of staff was aware of the problem. It goes higher than Lois Lerner.”
Senate Minority Leader and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell also released a two-and-a-half minute ad Wednesday through his reelection campaign attacking President Obama over the IRS political targeting scandal. The ad timelines the scandal and the red flags that had been raised by McConnell and others since March 2012 regarding IRS misconduct, and subsequent widespread criticism of the administration and IRS once the misconduct was made public.
Mark Everson, former IRS Commissioner during the George W. Bush administration, joined 'Wilkow!' Wednesday to discuss his outlook on the scandal