IRS illegally shared info with White House in 2012
By Steven H Ahle
October 9, 2013
Emails released by the House Oversight Committee and given to the Daily Caller show that information that is illegal to share went from the IRS to White House officials. Sarah Hall Ingram, the head of the IRS tax Exempt Program is shown to have shared 6103 (restricted and confidential) information with White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz and deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew
Sharing of confidential taxpayer information is a felony, which carries up to a 5 year prison sentence per violation. The emails delivered to the Oversight Committee by the IRS have been heavily redacted with 6103 written across them, meaning confidential taxpayer information was redacted.
Chairman Darrell Issa, has now asked for unredacted copies under a provision that prevents the redactions to stymie investigations into such violations. Here is a sample of the communications, with brackets for clarification: