Senator Orrin Hatch to IRS 'It's a Lie by Omission' Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) "You didn't mention any of this in any of your letters...It's a lie by omission, and you kept it from people who have an obligation to oversee this matter," "That's a lie by omission," Hatch said. "There's no question about that in my mind. It's a lie by omission. ... Why did you mislead me and my colleagues?" "Mr. Hatch, I did not lie," Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller responded. "the concept of political motivation here -- I did not agree with that in May. I do not agree with that now. We were not politically motivated in targeting conservative groups."