AP News: AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011
So it wasn't just low level employees at the IRS. Humm....WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011, according to a draft of an inspector general's report obtained by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner.
Why do they choose to fess up now? Because the results of an investigation by the Inspector General are due out later this week. So it is an attempt to limit damage.