Republican Darrell Issa as the House Oversight Committee Chairman gave explicit instructions to the Inspector General in his IRS witch-hunt, "to narrowly focus on Tea Party organizations." The truth is the IRS investigated Liberal and Progressive Groups, while screening for words like "Occupy" or "Progressive".
However, recall Darrell Issa has previously stated, "this was a problem coordinated in all likelihood right out of Washington headquarters and we’re getting to proving it,” and "in fact the indication is they were directly being ordered from Washington."
So, Issa told the IG J. Russell George, a George W. Bush appointee, to manufacture evidence and after receiving testimonies from IRS officials, Issa selectively edited and released partial transcripts in a blatant attempt to create the impression that Conservative groups were specifically and singularly targeted by the IRS because of their political leanings.
So, we have Republicans telling a Republican appointee to craft a false report and then Republicans releasing out-of-context quotes. Once again we have Republican Bullshit and Right-Wing Lies designed to cause outrage in the Right-Wing Fart Bubble to be used towards Impeaching President Obama.
There are several crimes and multiple levels of deceit going on here. The immediate crime is that Darrell Issa explicitly ordered exculpatory evidence be ignored. Hiding or ignoring Exculpatory evidence is a serious offense.
If it be proved that a States Attorney's or Police Officer destroys or ignores evidence which may serve to exonerate a defendant he's going to jail. So Speaker John Boehner "Who's going to jail for this?"
Which of the Republicans who deliberately mislead the American People and released falsified evidence is going to jail?
But, beyond these crimes of House Republicans, in a mid-range tactical sense the IRS has been weakened in going after Tax Cheating Organizations which improperly use 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) designations to engage in Partisan Politics.
But, the long term strategic deceit is the Republicans shifting of the country's Tax Burden onto the Middle Class.
Republicans (and Pro-Business Democrats) are doing this for several reasons. By shifting the burden the Middle Class is slowly being ground into dust and eliminated. Currently, Middle Class voters are too unpredictable. But by grinding the Middle Class down to just above poverty and then blaming it on Illegal Immigrants and King Crab Eating Minorities Republicans seek to torture Americans into becoming conservative.
Darrell Issa and Republicans have no problem sticking the U.S. Taxpayer with a $2,000,000 yearly bill for their morning coffee.
But the overarching goal is to accelerate Income Inequality in this Country wherein there is no Middle Class anymore but only the Ultra-Wealthy, Ultra-Powerful 1% who rule this country as a Neo-Feudalist State of Corporate Lords and Wage Slaves.