If as outgoing Acting Internal Revenue Service Director Steven Miller claimed in his testimony before the House Ways and Committee that “politics didn’t play a role” in singling out Tea Party and other groups critical of the Obama administration, could he — or anyone at the IRS for that matter — please identify the “progressive” groups subject to the requests made of right-of-center/libertarian groups, including:
- Questions about “the content of their prayers“
- Queries about the books they were reading
- Requests for the name of teenage interns
- Demands for lists of members and donors
- Lists of names of books they were reading
- Questions about “activation with the news media” (whatever that is)
And if these progressive groups were not subject to such scrutiny, could someone at the IRS please explain why not.
UDPATE: Did they ask any “progressive” groups to agree not to protest any social conservative institutions as a condition of receiving their 501 (c)(4) status from the federal government?
UP-UPDATE: Seems a handful of “progressive” groups were singled out for extra scrutiny: Nonconservative Groups Say IRS Scrutinized Them, Too (Via HotAir headlines).