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IRS agents were told to hide cooperation with DEA intelligence gathering | The Verge

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August 9, 2013
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Yesterday, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was thrust into the spotlight when Reuters published a story about its practice of recreating the investigative trail to conceal leads it receives from the NSA. Now we’re learning that the practice isn’t limited to the DEA; Reuters reports that between 2005 and 2006, the Internal Revenue Service instructed its agents to scrub affidavits, investigative files, and court proceedings for references to tips provided by the DEA’s Special Operations Division. The directive formed part of the agency’s Internal Revenue Manual, but Reuters reports that it was removed as early as 2007. The IRS declined to comment on either the entry or its removal.”

Source: IRS agents were told to hide cooperation with DEA intelligence gathering | The Verge