Report: IRS Official at Center of Scandal Allegedly Met With President Two Days Before Drafting New Targeting Criteria
An official at the center of the Internal Revenue Serviceâ€™s political targeting scandal allegedly met with President Barack Obama two days before the agency drafted new guidelines for scrutinizing groups applying for tax-exempt status, according to a recent report from a conservative news site.
IRS chief counsel William Wilkins was implicated by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull in recent House Oversight testimony as being one of the supervisors involved in the improper handling of applications from conservative groups.
Wilkins, according to the report and the White House visitorâ€™s log, met with the president in the Roosevelt Room of the White House at around 3:54 in the afternoon on April 23, 2012. He didnâ€™t leave until a little after 11 p.m., according to visitor records....