- Jan 24, 2013
- Reaction score
- Sunnyvale California
- Political Leaning
Threats made to figures at center of IRS controversy: sourcesWASHINGTON/CINCINNATI (Reuters) - A current and a former top tax official have been physically threatened in recent weeks as the scandal over Internal Revenue Service targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups has gathered steam, people familiar with their situation say.
Ousted IRS acting commissioner, Steven Miller, has received such threats, according to a source familiar with his situation. The source declined to elaborate on the nature or the source of the threats.
And the head of the tax-exempt unit at the agency, Lois Lerner, who has been put on administrative leave as investigations into the controversy continue, has had telephone and email messages from unknown sources that "threaten physical violence," according to her attorney William Taylor
The IRS has never exactly been popular, and the recent scandal has not helped their image.
But these violent threats should not accepted or allowed to go unnoticed.