IRS Commissioner Resigns

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested – and has accepted – the resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in the wake of its handling of requests by conservative groups for tax-exempt status, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

The “misconduct” detailed in a report about the IRS response to those requests is “inexcusable,” he said.  

“Americans have a right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” he said.

He added his administration is working to enact “new safeguards to make sure that this kind of behavior cannot happen again.”…


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