Thursday, May 16, 2013

Four IRS Employees, Not Two, Allegedly Connected To IRS Scandal, Say They "Only Did What Our Bosses Ordered"

I'd teased it at the end of my previous post, but Fox 19 in Cincinnati has sources saying that four IRS employees, not two, are at the heart of the IRS scandal of targeting conservative groups for more scrutiny, audits.

FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather

Prior to his resignation, Steven Miller called the two Cincinnati employees 'rogue' and 'off the reservation', adding that they were 'overly aggressive' in handling the requests from those conservative groups over the past two years.
Miller also added that those two employees have already been 'disciplined' by the agency.
However, despite the claim of just two employees being involved, FOX19 has exclusively learned from two separate sources that there could be at least four Cincinnati employees involved.
Those four employees -- whose names we have chosen to withhold until they have been officially confirmed -- Have each worked in the IRS Exempt Organizations Department.
This is the same department that has admitted publicly to sending letters to Tea Party and other conservative organizations.
FOX19 has also confirmed those four Cincinnati employees made large requests of information from:
The Richmond, Virginia Tea Party in January of 2012. 
The Ohio Liberty Council in January of 2012. 
Dan Backer, a lawyer based in Washington D.C. who helped six small conservative groups apply for 501c4 status in February of 2012.  
The Liberty Township Tea Party in March of 2012.
One of FOX19's two sources went on say that these four IRS workers claim "they simply did what their bosses ordered". Keep in mind, as FOX19 reported on Tuesday, the report by the Office of Inspector General states that senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting Tea Party groups as early as 2011.

The acting head of the IRS, Steven Miller, whom Obama said he was demanding his resignation, was already going to leave his post next month anyway.

Here's more, according to National Review, the head of the IRS Tax Determinations Department, is an Obama donor.

1 comment:

John Holliday said...

I thought the defense of I was just doing what my boss told me to do went out with the Nuremberg Trials.