Internal IRS report suggests staffer insubordination

This week, Washington D.C. has been roiled by numerous scandals surrounding the Obama administration. One of the most damaging relates to the revelations that certain elements of the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) systematically applied scrutiny to right-wing advocacy groups that were applying for tax exempt status from the U.S. government.

Initially, press reports indicated that some groups related to the Tea Party movement, as well as those that identified as being "anti-tax," were essentially placed in bureaucratic limbo by IRS officials. However, as the story unfolded, it became clear that in addition to being subjected to months of uncertainty, agents from the tax-collecting agency requested unprecedented amounts of information related to donors, operational practices and even their social media activities.

On May 15, the U.S. government published an independent review of the allegations. The findings corroborate most of the official account offered by the Obama administration – that several offices of the IRS applied "inappropriate" pressure on conservative-leaning groups. The report also cleared the White House of any wrong doing, and argued that "insubordinate" agents were chiefly responsible for the potentially illegal activities. 

The eventual outcome of this scandal remains uncertain. Due to the evolving nature of the Obama administration's explanation, it is clear that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will thoroughly investigate this matter, but political pressure applied by the GOP could, ironically, prevent any meaningful reform from being implemented.

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