New IRS chief asks for patience over targeting probe
June 3rd, 2013
06:15 PM ET
9 years ago

New IRS chief asks for patience over targeting probe

Washington (CNN) - In the middle of his first congressional hearing as the new head of the embattled Internal Revenue Service, Daniel Werfel was asked Monday how he would restore public trust in the agency after revelations that conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status were targeted for extra scrutiny.

"It is going to be a difficult process," acknowledged Werfel, a career public servant appointed by President Barack Obama last month to clean up the mess that is dominating news headlines early in his second term.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jopa

    New boss same as the old boss...still stonewalling

    June 3, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  2. Tim

    Ha ha liberals, your on sinking ship defend that !!

    June 3, 2013 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Nothing wrong with IRS. It will scrutinize whoever it doubts–happened to be republican idiots to tax-cheat.

    June 3, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. Larry L

    Good luck if he's expecting maturity and honorable behavir from the Republicans. They're running a witch hunt. After seeing Rep. Issa's criminal record I understand why they picked him for the job. He knows a lot about unethical behavior...

    June 3, 2013 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  5. J.V.Hodgson

    Issa is a disgrace to his partyand committee he should unresevedly apologise to Carney.
    He should also stop saying things that get reported as true which are what he hopes to find but as yet are not facts just trying to raise the scandal or more correctly media interest; who dont check the facts before reporting his words.
    If there is " LIAR" on the IRS investigation and Bengahzi its Issa.
    Six committees investigating the IRS is nonsense, after a so called independent inspector generals report on the issue
    They all have better things to do right now like Jobs and the economy and the budget and QED debt matters in that order please.

    June 4, 2013 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  6. Marie MD

    The koch brothers don't need tax exempt status and let's be real . . . . remember Steele's (who now wants to run for governor of MD) lesbian club outing and trip to Hawaii while telling the world that the government and the rnc was broke?
    Keep throwing stones tea trolls.

    June 4, 2013 06:42 am at 6:42 am |