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IRS Tells Senators No Political Influence in Comey Audit

July 26, 2022, 9:13 PM

IRS officials at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday expressed confidence that audits of two former FBI leaders were not politically motivated, senators said.

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig “was pretty clear that there was no political interference,” Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said following the meeting between the Senate Finance Committee and IRS officials. Cardin added that he would wait until the conclusion of an ongoing inspector general investigation into the matter before drawing a conclusion himself.

The meeting comes after the New York Times earlier this month reported that former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ...