A quick snapshot of the ongoing IRS scandal and how things developed. According to the IG report, the IRS began targeting conservative
organizations, especially Tea Party groups, in February of 2010. The IRS agents were
directed to target organizations with the words “patriot” or “tea party” in the names.
Even more disturbing is that the White House was informed of the IRS misconduct on April 16, 2013 and decided that it was of little importance to inform President Obama.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) represents 27 of the targeted conservative groups in 18 states. The groups were asked, by IRS employees, completely inappropriate questions, about group members, their families, their donors, the purposes and activities of their organizations, and even group postings on websites and various social networks. The ACLJ also notes that questions for their clients originated from multiple IRS offices, not just Cincinnati.