Obama Announces, Acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller Has ResignedSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 20:21
Obama Announces, Acting IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller Has Resigned
6:38 PM 05/15/2013
Amid a rapidly escalating crisis for his administration, President Barack Obama Wednesday evening announced that the acting head of the Internal Revenue service has resigned.
Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller submitted his resignation and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew accepted it, the president announced at a briefing. Obama added that he and Lew had spent part of the afternoon reviewing a report on targeted audits of conservative nonprofits that was released Tuesday night by the Treasury Department’s inspector general for taxation.
“The IRS has to operate with absolute integrity,” Obama said, adding that the importance of public trust is “especially true” for the tax collector.