Norton Gets Promise From Treasury Inspector General Concerning Investigation Into Threats To IRS Employees

Norton Gets Promise from Treasury Inspector General Concerning Investigation into Threats to IRS Employees

Oct 25, 2017

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing asked Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russel George about press reports on an increase in threats to Internal Revenue Services (IRS) employees and “potential vulnerabilities outside agency headquarters.”  NBC4 reported that “federal investigators have launched 1,556 investigations into possible threats against agency employees from taxpayers since the beginning of the year.”  George said his office was currently working with the IRS’ security division to investigate such threats and potential security vulnerabilities and offered to brief Norton and the Committee …

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