Ex-IRS Chief: I Didn’t Know

    VAN NUYS, CA - APRIL 17:   J. D. Montgomery holds a sign on the street outside of the James C. Corman Federal Building encouraging motorist to express their anger at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on their final day to file 2005 income taxes on April 17, 2006 in Van Nuys, California. Montgomery says he has not filed his income tax returns since about 1964. Because the traditional deadline of April 15 fell on a Saturday, Californians were able to take advantage of the entire weekend to prepare their tax returns for filing on Monday the 17th. In some locations, a Monday holiday, Patriot's Day, gives taxpayers even more time with the deadline pushed back to April 18.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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    Ignorance really is bliss. Douglas Shulman, the man in charge of the IRS when it was targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups, says that he didn’t know anything about what was going on. Shulman, who left in November, found out about the scandal like everyone else did—in the news. The testimony at the congressional hearing was the ex-chief’s first comment on the matter. "I agree this is an issue that when someone spotted it, they should have brought it up the chain,” he said. “And they didn't. I don't know why."

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