By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER AND ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The former chief of the Internal Revenue Service is telling Congress he doesn't know why his agency targeted tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax exempt status.
Douglas Shulman tells the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday he didn't know all the facts about the situation while he was still serving.
Shulman served from March 2008 until November 2012, when the targeting was underway.
Shulman says he didn't know all the facts until he read a report on the episode by a Treasury inspector general, which was released last week. Shulman says he was dismayed and saddened by the conclusions of that report.