Koch lawyer says Obama administration has tried to intimidate Koch Industries

by - May 28, 2013

Chief legal counsel Mark Holden said the White House, as early as August 2010, was deliberately trying to politically intimidate Koch Industries. Holden said that although he had no direct evidence that the White House had any involvement in targeting Koch for IRS tax scrutiny, he pointed to what he described as a “disturbing” comment about taxes and Koch Industries made by one of President Obama’s political advisers, Austan Goolsbee, at a White House briefing in August 2010. Because the IRS is admitting that it deliberately targeted conservative political groups for extra tax scrutiny, it is worth raising questions about whether the events are connected, Holden said.

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