Shifting IRS polls contradict key deposition
June 18th, 2013
09:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Shifting IRS polls contradict key deposition

Washington (CNN) - Roughly half of all Americans now think the White House was behind the Internal Revenue Service decision to target conservative political groups - a growing belief at odds with information recently provided to CNN by congressional investigators.

The information includes a full transcript of the May 21 deposition of Holly Paz, a high-ranking IRS official placed on administrative leave as a result of her role in the scandal.

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  1. Evergreen

    Probably not far off from the number of people who still believe Saddam had something to do with 9/11.

    June 18, 2013 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. anonoymous

    Found that hard to believe since no one was able to release Romney's taxes during the campaign. My theroy is since we couldnt beat Obama why not trash his second term. If the people who were targeted have nothing to hide......just like phone surveillance if youre not plotting a crime. God sees all and knows if He can be pleased with your actions who cares what others think.

    June 18, 2013 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  3. PJ

    So, Issa got caught manipulating what could be released to the public. He is furious because this release would
    "encourage IRS officials to navigate investigative interviews". In other words, another Republican calling
    someone a "liar".
    Issa is a pig, spending taxpayers money on witchhunts, and looking more like the fool that he is every day.
    He had his chance to release everything, but didn't want to. Too bad.
    Now we know the truth, and it will not "set Issa free".

    June 18, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. labman57

    Where there's smoke ... there's a House Republican tossing smoke bombs.

    June 18, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  5. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    Who cares , screw the gop conservative garbage of America . Pay your taxes you gop losers !!!!

    June 18, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  6. California

    As the majority of this country believes I also believe that Obama was directly responsible for the IRS attacks.

    June 18, 2013 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  7. maljazur

    The loons on the Right knew that if they planted the seed, it wouldn't matter what the facts were. Ugh! This gutter politics is driving me crazy...and apparently I'm behind a whole bunch of folks...

    June 19, 2013 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  8. ThinkAgain

    If roughly half of Americans think the White House was behind this, then it just proves that if you repeat a lie enough, people believe it.

    Goebbels would be so proud of the modern-day GOP ...

    June 19, 2013 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  9. Name Uche Agonsi

    When public opinions contradict orin conflict with the confirmed facts of a situation, is a recipe for anarchy.

    June 19, 2013 04:53 am at 4:53 am |
  10. Marie MD

    Maybe the car thief will produce the 205 page document that shows that the person behind this whole clown car "scandal" happens to be a self proclaimed conservative rethug doing HIS job!!!
    Hey car thief/illegal gun owner, any words on the truth? Where are you hiding now? Ask my rep, Mr. Cummings from MD.

    June 19, 2013 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  11. Guygyl

    Nothing wrong with IRS. Period.

    June 19, 2013 07:20 am at 7:20 am |