IRS commissioner: Hey, turns out it was mainly just two “rogue” employees who targeted tea partiers

posted at 4:01 pm on May 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, it took a few days but at last we have some fall guys. It’s ludicrous, of course, to think the problem was limited to two people — the IG report last night specifically blamed ineffective management and, as Guy Benson reminds us, we already know that knowledge of the harassment went all the way up the chain — but pay attention to the fine print in the video clip at 1:22. Miller, the commissioner, apparently acknowledged that the IRS’s mishandling of this went beyond the two “rogues.” Evidently they’re setting up to put most of the blame on the two employees and then appease critics with some perfunctory “mistakes were made” shinola-eating from the higher-ups. All we need now is for some IRS exec to whine that the agency’s gotten too big to manage effectively and the self-serving scandal narrative will be complete. An obvious question: When they say the employees went “off the reservation,” are they suggesting that they’re prepared to acknowledge that they had a malevolent political agenda as opposed to just being “overzealous” in policing 501(c)(4)s or whatever? I’m keen to know what “going rogue” means in this case.

Meanwhile, Sean Higgins asks a good question: Why do the IG report’s timelines of what happened in this case begin with a heavily redacted entry?

On top of page 13 is a graph titled “Figure 5: Timeline of Events and Delays Involving the Processing of Potential Political Cases (******1***** through May 2012)” that redacts the first item, not even giving a date. A spokesman for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee confirmed the “****1****” item was Treasury’s style for redactions.

The mystery date was apparently February 25, 2010, based on two appendixes in the back of the report…

The rest of the report references dates earlier than February, 2010, in laying out how the IRS came to target Tea Party groups. But the reference to February in both appendixes indicates something particularly noteworthy happened then in the evolution of the IRS’s policy. What was it?

A spokesman for the IRS referred any inquiries to the Treasury Department. A spokeswoman a Treasury referred the Examiner‘s question on the matter to its Inspector General. The IG’s office has not responded to a request for comment. (UPDATE: IG spokesman David Barnes emails: “As noted on the cover page of the report, some items have been redacted because the information could identify a specific taxpayer.”)

Why redact the entire entry rather than just the name of the taxpayer, though? Keep your eye on that February 2010 date, too: The NYT has a story out this afternoon noting that the GOP is interested to know how early IRS leadership, and even Treasury Department leadership, learned that this was going on. Quote:

It is clear that the I.R.S. headquarters in Washington was far more involved in the effort than initially portrayed. A “sensitive case report” on Tea Party targeting was sent from Cincinnati to Lois Lerner, the head of the I.R.S.’s division for tax-exempt organizations, and another Washington official on April 19, 2010, more than a year before previously thought. Ms. Lerner told reporters on Friday that she learned of the effort in early 2012 through news media reports of Tea Party complaints.

Even before then, in mid-March 2010, 10 Tea Party cases appear to have been brought to the attention of another senior I.R.S. official in Washington, just two weeks after the Cincinnati effort began, according to the inspector general’s audit.

How were the “rogue” employees operating “off the reservation” if Reservation HQ in D.C. had an idea of what they were up to as soon as two weeks after they started doing it? Stay tuned.


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those two employees should be fired immediately

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Lone Wolves…again?

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

And it was only four rogue plumbers at the Watergate hotel.

fogw on May 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

those two employees should be fired immediately

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

And then?

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Yep. Calling Bull.

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

The media, of course, will accept this at face value and say “Move along! Nothing to see here!”

makattak on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Question for libs: Why do so many underlings have so much power? Don’t you believe in concentration of power?

nobar on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Two names being drawn from a hat as we type. They better hope their are the passive types. Obama can’t afford any more whistle blowers.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

and then, says nonpartisan… can we blame booooosh? The Joooos? Get back to how racist rethuglicans are? Because I’m not a partisan, see. And after we have these two scalps (to be rehired next week, of course, at a higher rate of pay, natch), this is over!

Vanceone on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Hoping its bull.

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

FIFY

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Bring them before Congress and questions them.

albill on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Hanging is too good for them .. I suggest they live out their lives in a “pain amplifier”

J_Crater on May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

those two employees should be fired immediately

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I was wondering if there was anyone out there dumb enough to buy this BS. Looks like I already have my answer.

Doughboy on May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Lie of the Day

“I’m a big fan of Ted Cruz” – nonpartisan

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM

It’s been going on for years yet once it went public it only took them a few days to perform a full investigation and decide it was only two people going rogue…not only bull*, but also a little horse*

deuce on May 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

OK, Bette Midler.

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

A lot of people are telling a lot of lies. And a lot of people want to believe the lies.

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

they’re

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Phew. It’s good that was solved. Well, we can move on now. Glad to know the IRS has sorted this out.

BoxHead1 on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Notice that it’s always just low level guys

Fast and Furious
Benghazi
IRS
AP
Boston Bomber

Hey Barack, if it’s too big we have some suggestions to knock it down to size.

Oil Can on May 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Doughboy on May 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

There seems to an inordinate amount of information to suggest that a law degree from Harvard isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

A lot of people are telling a lot of lies. And a lot of people want to believe the lies.

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Here’s one of the lies and one of the liars:

(UPDATE: IG spokesman David Barnes emails: “As noted on the cover page of the report, some items have been redacted because the information could identify a specific taxpayer.”)

The key word is “could”.

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

those two employees should be fired immediately

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

The HA turd, baked in mille-feuille, has displayed the Haaahvad idiocy, again.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

those two employees should be fired immediately
nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Just like the Democrat HQ burglars arrests ended Watergate.

And THAT’S THAT! I suppose

Marcus on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

No one should believe a single word from this charlatanic thuggish admin.

This fish is rotted from the head.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

They should go to jail. No Pension until who gave them orders.

lilium479 on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Was one of those two the same person who initiated Joe the Plumber’s rectal exam?

VibrioCocci on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Just wondering:

Is misleading Congress and flat-out lying, as was done by IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman and IRS division head Lois Lerner, on or off the reservation?

de rigueur on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Shovel ready jobs: Fall guy for the President

blammm on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Somebody needs to start asking questions about the audits that are being done on individuals. Eric Bolling and John Bolton both mentioned yesterday that they were audited in recent years.

I’d bet that there are a lot of rogue employees selecting people for audit.

rw on May 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Partisan wants them fired so they can move up to more important positions.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The regime is just in total melt-down response mode. They’re throwing these useful idiots to the wolves waaaay to quickly, and it’s gonna come back and bite them hard. The story is still red-hot. People are going to want their names, going to want to see the perp walk, going to want criminal charges. Things are going to get so hot for these two stooges they’ll be spilling their guts in a hot minute. The regime is waaay past being able to offer them a promotion and a bonus check down the road for taking the rap. You might not be able to sue the IRS, but those 500 conservative groups whose civil rights were violated can sure as hell sue “two rogue IRS employees.” Huge, huge mistake offering up these scapegoats so soon. Folks must be bouncing off the walls in the clown college that is the West Wing to have done something this stupid.

Rational Thought on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

BTW, how’s the progress on that request Congress made, for all IRS documents that have the words Tea Party” in it by Wednesday, going?

Dusty on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Are there no conservatives working for the IRS? Geeze. You’d think that at least ONE guy would have noticed and objected.

Bob's Kid on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

The two employees should be given immunity in exchange for nothing less than truthfully telling all they know.

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

“rogue” employees

LOL. Uh, yeah – “rogue employees” working under the direct supervision of a “rogue president”.

Pork-Chop on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Miller, the commissioner, apparently acknowledged that the IRS’s mishandling of this went beyond the two “rogues.”

Steven T. Miller, the acting IRS commissioner who managed the division that has admitted targeting anti-Obama Tea Party groups, was one of several agents who investigated anti-Clinton organizations including Judicial Watch during that Democrat’s administration, according to court documents and interviews.

Miller, who headed the IRS Services and Enforcement Division from 2009 until the end of last year, is named in court documents as part of a trio of Internal Revenue Service officials who allegedly characterized the 1998-2001 investigation of Judicial Watch as politically motivated.

According to court papers, one agent in the case reportedly told the legal watchdog group, “What do you expect when you sue the president?” Miller reportedly added that the Judicial Watch audit, coming after the group sent the White House a lengthy Freedom of Information Act request, “had created at least the appearance of a problem.”

IRS Boss Also Investigated Anti-Clinton Organisations In The 1990s. Of Course, I’m Sure It’s Just A Coincidence… /

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

I see that the LIV’s have lapped this up like their mother’s milk.

D-fusit on May 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

“It was the video that caused Benghazi”, hah.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Can IRS employees be reassigned to Iraq? Or is that trick limited to the State Department and DOD?

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

With most people in power
It’s “the buck stops here”
But With Obama, Eric and Hillary
It’s “Run like a Deere.”

MaiDee on May 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

This administration is quickly using up their ‘Jedi Mind Tricks’…

Ltlgeneral64 on May 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

So one in Ohio and one in DC? Bull-effin-shinola

Zaggs on May 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Too lucky that the AP scandal broke along with the IRS one.

The poor media victims had to react.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Give us the names and faces of these 2 union thugs.

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM

VorDaj, paraphrased “this admin., concurrently, want you to believe that they are the smaaaahtest, evahhhh, and the Three Monkeys of Oblivion”.

Dream on, thugs.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Bring these “rogue” agents before Congress, offer them immunity, then sit back and enjoy the fireworks!

bartbeast on May 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Yeah, it was only two employees evaluating conservative organizations’ tax-free filing status.

But the entire IRS bureaucracy was funneling all conservative organizations’ applications to just those two employees. That’s why they got backlogged 2-3 years.

Rogue operation my ass.

Socratease on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I’m beginning to think the POS has instigated a deliberate strategy to release a tsunami of scandal which will wash away the real implications of each as public and media are overwhelmed by an avalanche of information.

Between AP, IRS, Benghazi, Sibelius, who can keep track of all the dots?

Is that the purpose?

I’m no mathematician but what are the odds of 3-4 major scandals all breaking the same week?

I smell a setup.

wyntre9 on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

LSM will run with this
Anything to deflect for this administration

cmsinaz on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Oh good, I’m glad it was just those two rogue employees, acting totally alone without anybody else’s knowledge. Now I won’t worry when they take over healthcare.

////Sarc

Boudica on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Rogue IRS agents…Rogue INS agents…Rogue Deputy Attorney Generals…

workingclass artist on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Bring these “rogue” agents before Congress, offer them immunity, then sit back and enjoy the fireworks!

bartbeast on May 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Won’t work. They will gladly lie when given immunity.

Heck, partisan lies non-stop even without immunity.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

And their Obamaphones should be confiscated as well..

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Don’t you all get it yet. This was all orchestrated to come out exactly when they wanted it to. And it is working. Benghazi…….squirrel……lol.

dddave on May 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Somebody needs to start asking questions about the audits that are being done on individuals. Eric Bolling and John Bolton both mentioned yesterday that they were audited in recent years.

I’d bet that there are a lot of rogue employees selecting people for audit.

rw on May 15, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The IRS uses all kinds of impressive criteria when selecting audits. In the case of the financial crisis, it didn’t prosecute any bankers but targeted a person involved in nonprofit fundraising and a film project with Matt Daemon (a well-known liberal). Why go after bank executives when you can nail a nonprofit do-gooder?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/business/26nocera.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

bayam on May 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Why does anyone believe anything they say…?

Seven Percent Solution on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Rogue IRS agents…Rogue INS agents…Rogue Deputy Attorney Generals…

workingclass artist on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Rogue Obama Toadies.

Curtiss on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

So, I guess the WH can cease scouring YouTube for a patsy?

Pressed Into Action on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

This is much bigger than just the TEA Party blockade. The big enchilada here is the leak of Governor Romney’s confidential IRS information to democratic party operatives and employees of organizations controlled by the filthy pig George Soros.

That was a criminal conspiracy designed to control the outcome of a presidential election, which succeeded.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

If only two employees can do all this…
Then the whole IRS dept should be effective with maybe..
around 100 or so..

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

By the end of the day it will be “these poor, underapaid
IRS employees, operating in the shadows of John Boehner’s District,
were harassed by Tea Party type individuals”

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Agents Obama and Holder?

socalcon on May 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Looks like the libs have their talking points now.

Straight from Bette.

cozmo on May 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Their names will never be released for ‘privacy concerns’, and their being ‘fired’ means one of two things: Transferred to another department so they get lost in the sauce, or the union calls for arbitration and they’re quietly reinstated with back pay. Maybe with interest, too.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Are there no conservatives working for the IRS? Geeze. You’d think that at least ONE guy would have noticed and objected.

Bob’s Kid on May 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Conspiracies like this have to be compartmentalized to work. I’m pretty sure that the democratics are good at that.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

By the end of the day it will be “these poor, underapaid
IRS employees, operating in the shadows of John Boehner’s District,
were harassed by Tea Party type individuals”

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Imagine if these 2 union thugs turn out to be black !!!

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

The mystery date was apparently February 25, 2010, based on two appendixes in the back of the report…

This is the date that Paul Ryan ate Barky’s lunch at a bipartisan Health Care summit. Could just be a coincidence…

joejm65 on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

“Off the reservation”? A clear diversity violation. They may not be fired for their criminal acts but dissing our native American brothers is quite another matter.

Mason on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

But the entire IRS bureaucracy was funneling all conservative organizations’ applications to just those two employees. That’s why they got backlogged 2-3 years.

The floodgates were opened by Citizens United, and there was apparently a torrent of newly eligible, politically-driven groups applying for nonprofit status. But no one has released any numbers on what number were conservative vs moderate vs liberal or provided any rationale for the possibly illegal and completely unacceptable targeting of certain organizations for extra scrutiny.

bayam on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Was one of those two the same person who initiated Joe the Plumber’s rectal exam?

VibrioCocci on May 15, 2013 at 4:11 PM

That was a Dem hack appointed by the Governor and she didn’t lose her job.

RickB on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

When they say the employees went “off the reservation,”

Which tribe were they from?

docflash on May 15, 2013 at 4:24 PM

The regime is just in total melt-down response mode. They’re throwing these useful idiots to the wolves waaaay to quickly, and it’s gonna come back and bite them hard. The story is still red-hot. People are going to want their names, going to want to see the perp walk, going to want criminal charges. Things are going to get so hot for these two stooges they’ll be spilling their guts in a hot minute.

Starting with Darrell Issa’s committee. We’ll change the IRS acronym to I Resign Suddenly.

Steve Z on May 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Didn’t they have to rehire Mr. Bathtub in Vegas of the GSA? People in government jobs don’t get fired.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

dddave on May 15, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Normally I would agree with that assessment, but these are not normal times.

I tend to err on the side of caution but I’m starting to think the walls are starting to crumble on this administration. They just might have ticked off too many different groups/peoples.

Let’s just hope that the Congress Critters can focus and juggle all of these differing scandals without dropping any of them. Fingers crossed.

D-fusit on May 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I hate false premises.

Obama was never a beacon, for anything.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

If only two employees can do all this…
Then the whole IRS dept should be effective with maybe..
around 100 or so..

Electrongod on May 15, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Yeah, but they want 16,000 more to administer OblamyCare…scary.

kirkill on May 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Their names will never be released for ‘privacy concerns’, and their being ‘fired’ means one of two things: Transferred to another department so they get lost in the sauce, or the union calls for arbitration and they’re quietly reinstated with back pay. Maybe with interest, too.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Which reminds me, in cases like this you have to investigate the official government chain of management as well as the greedy-union hierarchy. That’s where the hard-core lefties live, and if there’s any democratic dirty-work being done, it may be hidden in the greedy-union structure.

During the air-traffic controllers sequester-blamed slowdown, we learned that their greedy-union reps were actually forcing the slowdown. Lesson learned.

slickwillie2001 on May 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

To quote a prophet in the Republican house, “You Lie!”

sadsushi on May 15, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Sigh….. Yet another in a long, long line of Democrat operatives entering into the Witness protection program where the TWO Rogue employees will disappear from public view and scrutiny, be assigned new names and given their reward for a job well done….AND THEY DID THEIR JOB EXCELLENTLY!

Given what we know about just how effective this administration is and has been about deflecting any and all blame or responsibility for virtually every single horrifically botched programs, policies and financial calamities they have caused….

Do any of you really think the GOP or anyone else is going to take out anyone responsible for effectively committing the heist of the century… I don’t say that lightly, Our futures were hijacked by the IRS agency and by many operatives that gave their blessings to select a political enemy. This has NOT been the work of JUST ONE AGENCY! THIS corruption has infiltrated every level of government agency and department, and it has been going on for years, and years.

Can’t wait till they frog march out the two dopes they hire to pretend to be the perps…. Hollywood ad running now: Open casting call…. Two male actors or a very brutish transgender female needed. Must be able to say these words over and over again “No one gave me specific instructions or training so I just did what I thought was right…. My bad”

ActinUpinTexas on May 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

The fertilizer that the Obama Administration is putting out i getting deeper all the time. Forget the shoes. Save the watch.

kingsjester on May 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

its cover your ass time at the IRS, matter of time before we have some whistle blowers coming forward.

phatfawzi on May 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

bayam on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

We don’t hear any of the civil liberties crowd complaining about the information they were asked to supply. You don’t think that’s a touch interesting?

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

FWIW,

I have noticed that more than 50% of the dim speakers appear to be AA. Same thing with last week’s Benghazi Hearings. Yet they’re only 12% of the population.

wyntre9 on May 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM

I’m beginning to think the POS has instigated a deliberate strategy to release a tsunami of scandal which will wash away the real implications of each as public and media are overwhelmed by an avalanche of information.

Between AP, IRS, Benghazi, Sibelius, who can keep track of all the dots?

Is that the purpose?

I’m no mathematician but what are the odds of 3-4 major scandals all breaking the same week?

I smell a setup.

wyntre9 on May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

No second term POTUS wants a scandal bigger than Watergate that alienates an already pissed off half of the country that didn’t vote for Barry. They wanted to get their agenda through and stop another midterm wave election.

Punchenko on May 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Steve Z on May 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Hope you are right.

wyntre9 on May 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Didn’t they have to rehire Mr. Bathtub in Vegas of the GSA? People in government jobs don’t get fired.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I’m familiar with that incident. But I recall another small scandal a few years ago, where four were allegedly ‘fired’ from their jobs. Months later, it was revealed they had simply been reassigned out to different departments.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

It’s always the coverup that gets them…give them plenty of rope.

d1carter on May 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM

@Cindy
I’m familiar=I’m not familiar.

Liam on May 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM

FWIW,

I have noticed that more than 50% of the dim speakers appear to be AA. Same thing with last week’s Benghazi Hearings. Yet they’re only 12% of the population.

wyntre9 on May 15, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Trying to set up & sell a meme to lo-infos that Republicans & conservatives are racists.

Hopefully it won’t work.

22044 on May 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM

wyntre9 on May 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

You’re new around here. Did you come in at the last registration and have just been lurking (reading)? No offense meant. Just curious.

kingsjester on May 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM

so far this is working out pretty well for barry. We know the initial question on the IRS stuff came from a lobbyest, and the IG report was right around the corner.

so a pro-active modified limited hangout was called for…stretch it over days…everyone will get bored and chase something else. Besides it is only the whack jobs in flyover that are the targets, and everyone hastes them anyway.

the DoJ announced that they had the phone records of the AP. So this was not some big discovery…it was an announcement. Barry .fully supports a free press…and we are in dangerous times…so sometimes you have to investigate. Very limited.

ok..all this was the week after some nasty hearings on ben gazzi.

ben gazzi who? Pretty good strategy.

so in a week or so barry will say, ok, guys, you’ve had your fun…lots of little scandals…we have investigated them..low level people made mistakes, we are taking steps to insure that this will Never Happen Again.

let’s MoveOn. press people will say Yes Sir, Sir.

and Hill? she’s being taken care of…ben gazzi will not be remembered (oh, yeah, there was a flurry of things..but they were all resolved). Barry’s making sure that Hill will be ready for 2016

r keller on May 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Just two ‘rogue’ employees?

But, we know that the Cincinnati, Washington DC, Laguna Niguel, and El Monte offices were involved.

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM

AP, check your email. I sent a tip on this exact point 13 hours before this piece was published; falling behind on possible scoops, Dude! :)

michaelo on May 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

The trolls sure do like rooting for the bad guys. In this case the one agency everyone loves to hate.

CurtZHP on May 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

The floodgates were opened by Citizens United, and there was apparently a torrent of newly eligible, politically-driven groups applying for nonprofit status. But no one has released any numbers on what number were conservative vs moderate vs liberal or provided any rationale for the possibly illegal and completely unacceptable targeting of certain organizations for extra scrutiny.

bayam on May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

So Hussein ‘s Islamic Retribution Service a k a IRS stomping on American patriots is the Supreme Court’s fault ?

burrata on May 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Those two got around, huh?/

kingsjester on May 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

This administration has some of the rogueest(most rogue?) employees ever!

d1carter on May 15, 2013 at 4:33 PM

When they say the employees went “off the reservation,”

Which tribe were they from?

docflash on May 15, 2013 at 4:24 PM

the 1/32 Cherokee tribe.

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 4:33 PM

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