Friday, May 24, 2013
The IRS Scandal, Day 15
- IRS Executive Announcement, Ken Corbin Has Been Selected to be the Acting Director, Exempt Organizations, Tax Exempt/Government Entities Division
- The Atlantic: The IRS Scandal Is a Test: Is It Too Hard to Fire Misbehaving Bureaucrats?
- The Atlantic: The IRS Scandal Isn't About Taxes—It's About Disclosure
- Bloomberg: IRS Hearings Express Lawmakers’ Outrage With Few Revelations
- CBS News: IRS Scandal May Reduce Audit Risk
- Forbes: IRS Takes The Fifth, But You Can't, by Robert W. Wood
- Fox News: How Political Pressure on the IRS Began
- The Hill: Coburn: Constituents Linking IRS Audits to Mitt Romney Donations
- The Hill: IRS's Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave After Refusing to Testify
- Mother Jones: Who Will Stick Up For the IRS?
- National Law Journal: IRS Official May Have Unwittingly Lost Right to Silence
- National Review: Cues from Above: The White House and the IRS, by Charles Krauthammer
- National Review: Lois Lerner Directly Involved in IRS Targeting, Letters Show
- New York Times: IRS Suspends Official at Center of Storm
- Politico: Poll: 42 Percent Rate IRS Job Poor
- Politico: IRS Official Defies Washington
- Real Clear Politics: Pelosi Blames "Bush Appointee" For "Politicized" IRS Scandal
- U.S. News & World Report: IRS-Targeted Group: 'We Want the Truth' Fact-Finding Is the Aim of Conservative Lawsuit Against IRS
- USA Today: IRS Replaces Official Involved in Tea Party Controversy
- Wall Street Journal op-ed: A Battering Ram Becomes a Stonewall: The IRS's Leaders Refuse to Account for the Agency's Corruption and Abuse, by Peggy Noonan
- Wall Street Journal: IRS Places Official at Center of Controversy on Leave
- Washington Post editorial: Why Did the IRS Stay Silent?
- Washington Post: How the IRS Scandal Is Like ‘The Simpsons’
- Washington Post: IRS Official Lois Lerner Placed on Leave Amid Scandal
- Washington Post: IRS Replaces Official Who Publicly Revealed Targeting of Tea Party Groups
- Washington Post: The Unwelcome Role of the IRS in Obamacare
- Weekly Standard: Senators Call for Lois Lerner to Be Fired
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- IRS Admits to Targeting Conservative Groups in 2012 Election (May 10, 2013)
- WaPo and WSJ Agree: IRS Targeting of Conservatives Is Appalling (May 11, 2013)
- Schmalbeck on the IRS 'Targeting' of Conservative Groups (May 12, 2013)
- The Deepening IRS Scandal (May 13, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 5 (May 14, 2013)
- Jon Stewart and Vic Fleischer on the IRS Scandal (May 14, 2013)
- Inspector General: Ineffective IRS Management Allowed Agents to Target Conservative Groups (May 14, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 6 (May 15, 2013)
- Ellen Aprill, The TIGTA Report on the IRS Scandal: Questions About the IRS and About the Report (May 15, 2013)
- Phillip Hackney, The TIGTA Report on the IRS Scandal: Be on the Lookout for False Partisan Witchunts (May 15, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 7 (May 16, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 8 (May 17, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 9 (May 18, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 10 (May 19, 2013)
- SNL on the IRS Scandal (May 19, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 11 (May 20, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal: Really?! (May 20, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 12 (May 21, 2013)
- Steven Colbert on the IRS Scandal (May 21, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 13 (May 22, 2013)
- The IRS Scandal, Day 14 (May 23, 2013)
Maybe I've missed it, but one oddity of Lois Lerner taking the Fifth is that it isn't clear what criminal law she can fear being incriminated for, except for perjury. Is perjury the only one? Can one take the Fifth just to avoid presenting evidence of past perjury?
Or is she the one who released the applicants' files to that media group, and is that a criminal offense?
Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | May 24, 2013 5:54:36 AM
Once again, the stories not being reported are far more interesting than those pursued by journalists who know everything about IRS that can be learned in half an hour.
Why has the President waited more than six months to appoint a new Commissioner? One would think that someone might get around to asking that question at the White House. (One would be wrong.)
And where has that useless appendage of the Commissioner's office, the Taxpayer Advocate, been on this issue for the last two years? Does Congress realize that Nina Olson is an ineffective public-relations tool, so none of their inquiries were directed to her? Does she not read the Washington Post, so was unaware of the complaints that were made in 2012?
Posted by: Bob | May 24, 2013 8:22:13 AM