Although the IRS said Wednesday that two “rogue” employees were primarily responsible for targeting some 500 conservative organizations for extra scrutiny, Cincinnati’s Fox19 reported that as many as four employees may face disciplinary action and possible criminal charges for allegedly targeting conservative Tea Party organizations.
Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller resigned his position, however, the UK Daily Mail said that Miller, who took over the agency last year, wrote a “face-saving” email saying he would be leaving next month because his assignment would be over.
“Secretary Lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the IRS, because given the controversy surrounding this audit, it’s important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward,” Obama said Wednesday.
Before his resignation, Miller called two Cincinnati agents “rogue” and “off the reservation,” adding they had already been disciplined.
“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,” Ben Swann reported.
Worse yet, the employees, who remain unidentified, claim “they simply did what their bosses ordered,” Fox said.
Fox confirmed the four employees requested a large amount of information from at least four groups:
- 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.
The number of organizations targeted by the IRS has swelled to nearly 500, Fox said.
According to Swann, “at least two Cincinnati agents have been subpoenaed to testify before congress on Monday.”
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