Wait, I thought they were just two “rogue” employees who went “off reservation?”
At least two IRS employees in a Cincinnati office may have already been disciplined and two more could be involved in the scandal involving the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, according to reports.
Former Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller, who President Barack Obama forced out on Wednesday, told members of Congress a pair of “rogue” employees had already been punished, according to CNN. The Fox affiliate in Cincinnati said on Wednesday night as many as four staffers could’ve been involved in unfairly singling out conservative groups’ nonprofit applications for extra scrutiny.
“They simply did what their bosses ordered,” the affiliate quoted an anonymous source as saying.
Facing a surge in the number of groups applying for nonprofit status, the IRS centralized the application process in Cincinnati. An inspector general’s report found it was employees there who first decided to single out applications with words like “tea party” and “patriot” in their name. However, top IRS officials knew about the targeting for at least a year before apologizing for it last Friday