In case anyone is wondering, the IRS is not supposed to share confidential taxpayer data with politicians. It’s a big no-no. But that didn’t stop them from sharing confidential data with the White House. Oh, and no, it was not data on Democrat donors or supporters.
Top Internal Revenue Service Obamacare official Sarah Hall Ingram discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials, according to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and provided to The Daily Caller.
Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations division, also received an email alongside White House officials that contained confidential information.
Ingram attempted to counsel the White House on a lawsuit from religious organizations opposing Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Email exchanges involving Ingram and White House officials — including White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz and deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew — contained confidential taxpayer information, according to Oversight.
Here’s video of Rep. Jim Jordan questioning Ingram about the emails earlier today. She spent most of the time dodging and evading his questions.
Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly treated the hearing like it was a joke and asked Ingram if she was a witch. I’m sure if it was his base of support that was targeted by the IRS he would have a different outlook on the matter.