By Bernie Becker - 07/18/13 07:36 PM EDT
“I am disturbed that these documents were not provided to our auditors at the outset, and we are currently reviewing the issue,” George said in his prepared opening statement at a House Oversight hearing.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the top Democrat at House Oversight, released the minutes last week, which showed that progressive groups were directed to be sent to the same office that handled Tea Party applications for tax-exempt status. The minutes also say that “'Progressive’ applications are not considered ‘Tea Parties.’ ”