The Internal Revenue Service has identified two “rogue” employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office as being principally responsible for “overly aggressive” handling of requests by conservative groups for tax-exempt status, a congressional source told CNN.
Fast forward the tape to today:
The Internal Revenue Service has told House GOP investigators they have identified 88 IRS employees who may have documents relevant to the congressional investigation into targeting of conservative groups, according to a congressional source familiar with the investigation.
How high can that number go? We’ll see.
Just as President Obama asked Eric Holder to conduct a thorough investigation of himself, it sounds as if the IRS is relying on the “honor system” to preserve all material relevant to this investigation:
The IRS asked these employees to preserve all the “responsive documents” on their computers, and it has been in the process of collecting it all to comply with congressional requests for information. The IRS missed its May 21st deadline to turn over documents to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Another total coincidence: Former IRS Director Doug Shulman’s wife works for a liberal organization with a vested interest in making it as difficult as possible for conservative-leaning groups to obtain non-profit status.
Move along, nothing to see here! Instead, let’s dance!