House IRS watchdog asks targeted groups to help blow the whistle

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The House Ways and Means Committee, which has been probing the IRS-Tea Party scandal that's reached well into the White House, is calling on targeted groups to help blow the whistle on the tax agency's political witch hunt during President Obama's reelection campaign.

Chairman Dave Camp has just created a special web page for IRS targets to reveal their experiences and help his committee build a vault of information and stories detailing how massive and sweeping the scandal is.

His panel was the first to begin hearings on the agency's improper focus on Tea Party and other conservative groups. His new web page said that "many more questions remain, including how individuals and organizations were affected by the actions of the IRS. As the committee continues to pursue this investigation, this website allows those affected by the IRS scandal to share their story. Your story is critical to moving the investigation forward."

The website asks groups to explain how long the IRS probed their tax exempt request and if they faced any penalties.

The webpage added: "Taking a few minutes to fill out the form below and share your story will allow the Committee to identify key facts and take action to deal with the failures of the IRS. Working together, we will get to the bottom of this, and ensure that nothing like this ever happens again."