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May 15, 2013 - 11:53 am

It’s a claim that few are likely to accept, given the scale and breadth of the abuse that’s known so far.

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.

In a meeting on Capitol Hill, acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller described the employees as being “off the reservation,” according to the source. It was not clear precisely what the alleged behavior involved.

Miller said the staffers have already been disciplined, according to another source familiar with Miller’s discussions with congressional investigators. The second source said Miller emphasized that the problem with IRS handling of tax-exempt status for tea party groups was not limited to these two employees.

Ridiculous. For starters, Miller himself was at the IRS in the Clinton years. During those years, the IRS was also accused of abusing conservatives via tax audits. Now, that same Steven Miller is limiting the scandal to just two “rogue” employees, whom he doesn’t name, while claiming that they’ve already been disciplined? Miller is not a disinterested party in this case, and cannot be trusted to render a fair outcome.

We need names. We need hearings. There is no way that just two people are responsible for the scale and pattern of abuse, across three years, and impacting as many as 500 groups and now, apparently, some individuals who have criticized the Obama government.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I'm only buying this argument if the two employees names are Obama and Jarrett.

If they've been disciplined, why are they not up on criminal charges. Leaking tax payer information to a media group (confirmed by the media group, can't find the link right now) is a felony according tot he Internal Revenue Code. Someone (or a number of someones) should be perp walked out of there and brought up on charges.
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Those two people apparently also worked in the Departments of Labor, Justice, and the EPA.
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In a meeting on Capitol Hill, acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller described the employees as being “off the reservation,” according to the source.

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Is it just me or is that expression, "off the reservation", a slur on Native Americans? Doesn't it imply that all good Native Americans stay on their reservations and never, ever leave them? Isn't that rather restrictive of their rights as Americans, particularly the right to travel where they like?
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No one at the IRS appears to be any good at math, particularly Mr. Miller.
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They got tired of counting when they got to two.
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"I was told there'd be no math."
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