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On June 19, I noted on this blog that frequent White House visitor Sarah Hall Ingram was knee deep in the IRS scandal, which probably meant that White House staff were involved. My suspicions were supported by an e-mail that was revealed by Rep. Darrell Issa while questioning Ms. Ingram at the October 9 hearing of his House Oversight Committee. Watch the above video to see Rep. Issa's discussion with Ms. Ingram.
According to The Daily Caller, this email shows that Sara Hall Ingram shared confidential taxpayer information with White House staff:
Issa, in his questioning of Ingram, suggested that there is an alternative explanation of the e-mail. The alternative is that the IRS was abusing the redaction process in order to hide information from Issa's committee.
Issa's committee will be questioning IRS officials in order to discover what lies hidden in the redacted parts of the e-mail. If it turns out that Ingram was revealing confidential taxpayer information, then Hall was clearly violating that information by sharing it with the White House.
For some background, here's what I wrote back in June (Sarah Hall Ingram is being written out of the IRS scandal):
I continued with the following hypothesis:
Now we know that Ingram may have shared confidential IRS information about conservative groups with White House staff. We also know from the "cc" of the e-mail that she kept Lerner in the loop. This email suggests that Ingram may have discussed confidential IRS information about conservative groups with both her direct subordinate Lerner and also with White House Staff.
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