Partly because of the company they keep.
While IRS officials were targeting Tea Party groups
for special scrutiny of their 501(c)3 tax exempt applications, the IRS
also hired a policeman who had been prosecuted by the Justice Department
— and convicted in federal court — of using his access to the FBI’s
NCIC system to tip off a terror suspect about the bureau’s surveillance. The leak wrecked a major terror investigation.
He is still at the IRS.
Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name
under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial
management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officer’s Office.
Please note this:
Prosecutors also claimed that on more than a dozen instances, Russell
checked his name, the names of relatives, and other friends to see if
they were listed on the Violent Crime and Terrorist Offender File on
NCIC without an authorized reason for doing so.
This isn't just a violation of NCIC policy, THIS IS A CRIME. That you can- and should- bet fines and jail time for. So why didn't he? Why probation only? And, with both these things on his record, why the HELL is he working at ANY .gov agency?