Although the House Ways and Means Committee has been diligently keeping notes on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting scandal, a recent statement made by the committee contradicts previous reporting, opening the door to questions as to whether the investigation is really just a dog and pony show.

The statement involved the identity of the IRS employee who leaked confidential donor information to gay activist Matthew Meisel. Meisel recently pleaded the fifth during deliberations that ultimately resulted in a (taxpayer-funded) award for the plaintiff, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), as discussed in detail at Wayne Dupree’s news organization, NewsNinja2012.

Here is the discrepancy:

According to an October 2013 article by Eliana Johnson of National Review Online, the House Ways and Means Committee,
“…identified the individual who divulged the information as an employee in the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division, [but] it can’t divulge his name to the public or to NOM…”

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