IRS official in DC, involved in scrutiny of tea party groups, contradicts earlier claims

  • by: STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington scrutinized the very first application from a tea party group seeking tax-exempt status — and dozens of others, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action, an IRS official has told congressional investigators.

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