Only a few former IRS employees that broke their silence about their experience at the time of Lois Lerner’s closed door hearing that may include a few what is perceived as bombshell admissions about some behavior in which members of the Obama administration may have been involved.
Maureen Smith-Fontana, a program officer with the National Institute of Standards and Technology…
and a General Schedule employee of the Internal Revenue Service since 1988.
Ms. Smith-Fontana, who retired from the agency in February 2016, became visibly upset at the suggestion that she may have taken part in what she called “an outrageous abuse of power.” “I didn’t do anything. I couldn’t do anything,” she said.
Angela Hynes, a data processing specialist at the office in 2004…
Mrs. Hynes, who retired from the IRS in 2008, said she was involved in the 2010 warrantless search of the home of a nonprofit group involved in the tea party and patriot movements, but the revelation had a “chilling effect” on her work after that.
“It is intolerable to have to tell your partner in a high-security position that your home is in question,” she said. “As an employee and as a parent.”
Merryl Tischler, a customer service representative in 2008…
Ms. Tischler said she was one of many who worked as contractors and started to tell colleagues that “wait, hold on,” after getting more than 1,000 calls in a 24-hour period.
“When your boss starts telling you you are going to lose your job, that changes your mind,” she said. “That changes your mind even if you are fired, even if you don’t want to retire, even if you don’t want to go into another government agency. You are going to go somewhere else for good.”
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