The Internal Revenue Service has given no indication to the House Ways and Means Committee about whether it will respond to the bipartisan demand of Chairman Dave Camp and Ranking Member Sander Levin–delivered in writing last Tuesday, May 14—that by today, Tuesday, May 21, the agency answer thirteen questions posed by the committee relating to IRS discrimination against conservative groups and, where relevant, provide all internal agency documents and communications substantiating the answers.

The committee’s demand for records specifically includes all documents and communications between the IRS and the Treasury and the IRS and the White House about the targeting of conservative groups.

Instruction provided to the IRS by the committee explaining how the agency is to respond to the demand for records states: “Records responsive to the request shall not be destroyed, modified, removed, transferred, or otherwise made inaccessible to Congress.”

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