Obama’s IRS defied a court preservation order this week when they wiped the hard drive of their former director of transfer pricing operations, Samuel Maruca.
According to Breitbart, Maruca is connected to the agency’s controversial retainer of law firm Quinn Emanuel, who the IRS contacted to help them with an audit of a corporate taxpayer. When they did this, the IRS ignored the firm’s lack of experience managing sensitive tax data.
The IRS has faced mass criticism for this decision, particularly from Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who wrote a letter to the IRS voicing his concern that their $2.2 million tax-payer funded contract with the firm was totally unnecessary.
Hatch cited the fact that the IRS employs 40,000 people trained in managing taxpayer data and audits, and also has the expertise of the Chief Counsel and Department of Justice attorney to rely on, in coming to this conclusion. The Senator also pointed out that the IRS didn’t follow protocol when they bypassed congress in hiring this firm.
This, of course, is a move that is typical of Obama.
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