Oversight Panel Leaders Fight Over Release of IRS Transcripts

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This is where we are with the Internal Revenue Service  scandal: bogged in a subset of a subset of a subset of a war between Democrats and Republicans. The Democrats fired a shot Tuesday, releasing a transcript of an interview in an attempt to get the Republicans to release other transcripts of other interviews. 

To be fair, there are at least two people on Capitol Hill who care passionately about the increasingly contentious back-and-forth over these transcripts. Those two people are Rep. Darrell Issa of California, Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, ranking member of that committee.

The documents are records of a series of interviews conducted on behalf of the two with current and former IRS employees who may or may not have had a hand in the scandal, which involved isolating Tea Party groups for additional scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt status. The real goal, as we've noted before, is to prove or disprove that the isolation came as a result of direction from someone linked to the White House, with each side leaking portions of these interviews aimed at bolstering their argument. 

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