Instead, Paz described an agency in which IRS supervisors in Washington worked closely with agents in the field but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing. Paz said agents in Cincinnati openly talked about handling “tea party” cases, but she thought the term was merely shorthand for all applications from groups that were politically active — conservative and liberal.
Let’s go through this slowly. “Worked closely with agents in the field, but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing.” Hmmm, I think I’m lost. One more time: “Worked closely with agents in the field but didn’t fully understand what those agents were doing.” Worked closely, but didn’t understand. I think I have it now.
So, in effect, the #IRS is basically Nancy Pelosi… alive, breathing, and more incompetent than a rational person can conceive of. Sadly, we all know better. This is exactly what it looks like. Political targeting from the highest levels of Government with tacit approval from a fully informed White House who was fully bugging the Press Corpse.
Did the White House order it directly? No, but the legal term for what they did is “acquiesced,” which means they essentially knew it was going on and by virtue of doing nothing to stop it, effectively approved it.