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A sign stands outside the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building on May 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

IRS Manager: Tea Party Scrutiny Originated In Cincinnati, Not DC

An Internal Revenue Service manager and self-described conservative Republican said the close scrutiny of Tea Party groups’ tax forms originated in his Cincinnati IRS office and not in Washington, according to a full transcript of his interview by congressional investigators released Tuesday.