Lerner's Signature on IRS Request for info on Tea Party Group

NBC News:

Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington.

The White House now appears willing to sacrifice an IRS department head to the gods of Please Make This Go Away, which forces one to wonder how high the rot really goes.

In related news, Lerner is now expected to be able to testify on what sort of exhaust system is used under a Greyhound.