Issa accused the IRS of leaking a watchdog report examining the agency’s decision to identify conservative tax-exempt groups for additional scrutiny, before its official release, in an effort to spin its findings.

“One of the most offensive parts is…before the IG’s report comes to the public…it’s leaked by the IRS to try to spin the output,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “This mea culpa’s not an honest one.”…

“They used key words to go after conservatives,” said Issa. “This is something where you have to institute changes to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

“There’s got to be accountability,” he added.