Their work is in the news, so let’s meet the leadership team at the Internal Revenue Service that was in charge of reviewing those Tea Party applications for 501 (c) status.
Lois Lerner is the director of Exempt Organizations. All of the mischief which occurred at the IRS took place under her supervision.
Prior to joining the IRS, Lerner was a bureaucrat at the Federal Election Commission. Beginning in 1981, she served as an assistant general counsel, and was appointed in 1986 to head the Enforcement Division. Prior to joining the FEC, she was a staff attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and received her Juris Doctor from Western New England College of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Nan Downing is the director of Examinations. She helped implement a “Fast Track Settlement” process for 501(c) applicants.
It must not apply to any conservative or Tea Party groups because they have been waiting for determinations for years after multiple intrusive questions about volunteers and donors.