This certainly doesn’t seem suspicious, right?
In a recent development, Republican lawmakers have raised questions about why the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) destroyed over 30 million documents in March 2021.
Representatives David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Jason Smith (R-MO) wrote a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel asking for the memorandum behind the reasonings for this mass document destruction.
Schweikert expressed his outrage in an interview, saying that it is not acceptable for taxpayers not to be able to access their tax records if they needed them later on.
He further stated that he had never been given a satisfactory answer from the IRS as to why these documents were destroyed and how it could be prevented in future.
Additionally, he asked what exactly was destroyed and if residential files were among those shredded.
Moreover, previous congressional requests for more information on this matter have been disregarded by the IRS.
This is not surprising considering that back in 1930s under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the agency was often used against political dissents and enemies of his administration.
In fact, this happened so much so that FDR’s own son mentioned his father as “the originator of the concept of employing the IRS as a weapon of political retribution”.
It only got worse when Barack Obama came into office and conservative organizations were reportedly targeted through misuse of power by Jack Smith who later became Biden’s Special Counsel into Donald Trump’s actions during 2016 election campaign – one of which was even listed as an article of impeachment against Richard Nixon.