Conservative group widens IRS lawsuit

The IRS acknowledged that it wrongly singled out Tea Party groups in May, and congressional Republicans especially are continuing to seek answers about the agency’s actions.

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GOP lawmakers recently grilled Ingram, for instance, over whether she improperly shared taxpayer information with administration officials, and have tried to tie the targeting controversy to the IRS’s role in enforcing the Affordable Care Act.

But Democrats have repeatedly insisted that, after months of investigations, there remains no evidence that the IRS’s actions were politically motivated or that officials outside the IRS were involved.

The original ACLJ lawsuit named Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderComey's book tour is all about 'truth' — but his FBI tenure, not so much James Comey and Andrew McCabe: You read, you decide Eric Holder headed to New Hampshire for high-profile event MORE and Treasury Secretary Jack LewJacob (Jack) Joseph LewOvernight Tech: EU investigates Apple's Shazam buy | FCC defends GOP commissioners CPAC visit | Groups sue FTC for Facebook privacy records | A big quarter for Google Treasury pushes back on travel criticism with data on Obama-era costs Big tech lobbying groups push Treasury to speak out on EU tax proposal MORE and IRS officials like Lois Lerner, the staffer at the center of the controversy. The IRS announced in September that Lerner was retiring.

In all, ACLJ has filed suit on behalf of 41 groups from 22 states.