The Internal Revenue Service admitted Wednesday that it has found "an additional 6,924 documents of potentially responsive records" that could be related to Judicial Watch's 2015 lawsuit over alleged targeting of conservative groups for audits.
Judicial Watch presumes the records are not in the "Congressional Database" the IRS made four years ago to archive documents related to the lawsuit.
"At this time, the Service is unable to provide an estimate regarding when it will complete its review of the potentially responsive documents," the IRS said, according to Judicial Watch. "The Service will begin producing any non-exempt, responsive documents by March 10, 2017, and, if necessary, continue to produce non-responsive records on a bi-weekly basis."
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton decried the Service, saying, "the corruption at the IRS is astounding. Our attorneys knew that there were more records to be searched but the Obama IRS ignored this issue for years. President [Donald] Trump needs to clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible."
According to The Washington Times, in November 2016, the IRS knew agents were singling out "Tea Party" groups and "jumping to negative conclusions," as one employee wrote in a note given to Judicial Watch.
"This further confirms the IRS knew about abuses years before they were exposed," Fitton said at the time. "President Trump needs to reopen the criminal investigation of the IRS as soon as he is sworn into office."
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