The ordeal of Bill Henck

The IRS is at the center of the deepest scandals of the Obama administration. Bill Henck has given us a look from his perspective inside the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel, where he has worked as an attorney for 29 years. In 2014 we posted Bill’s personal account of a retaliatory audit conducted by the IRS against him in “Inside the IRS.”

We followed up with subsequent posts by Bill including, most recently, “Inside the IRS, part 8,” in which Bill argued that “[t]he rule of law at the IRS died” had died following a lengthy illness and that “[t]he immediate cause of death was IRS attorney executives giving themselves large bonuses and then illegally keeping those bonuses secret.” Readers can access all of Bill’s pieces for us by clicking on “Inside the IRS.”

Now comes Washington Post reporter Steven Mufson to chronicle Henck’s ordeal inside the IRS in “Is the IRS getting back at an in-house critic?” Answer, I’m pretty sure: Yes. It’s another chapter in the ongoing degradation of the IRS.

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