NBC Evening News for Friday, May 17, 2013
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(Washington: Lisa Myers) The contentious Congressional hearing on the IRS targeting of conservative political groups applying for tax-exempt status reviewed; scenes shown of the grilling of outgoing acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller; details given about Miller’s admission that the IRS planted a question at a conference so official Lois Lerner could admit to targeting and apologize. [Representative Charles BOUSTANY, Kevin BRADY, Peter ROSKAM, David REICHERT- question Miller.] [MILLER – says he did not mislead Congress nor the American people; says we provided horrible customer service.] [Representatives Charles RANGEL, Joseph CROWLEY- express outrage.] The question of what the administration knew and when noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: David Gregory) The political impact of this scandal discussed.