UPDATE: May 23, 2013 5:25 PM
An IRS Source confirms that Lois Lerner has been placed on administrative leave.
UPDATE: MAY 21, 2013, 5:30 PM
Washington Post reports that IRS official Lois Lerner will plead the fifth.
UPDATE: MAY 16,2013, 3:30 PM
Washington Post reports that President Obama has appointed Daniel Werfel to serve as acting Director of the IRS, following the resignation of Steven Miller yesterday.
Well, here it is, the TIGTA report we've all been waiting for.
We will be updating this post throughout the day with observations on the contents of the report and any developments in the story, so check back.
According to the report, IRS officials are willing to take the hit on this one, saying mea culpa ("my bad"):
"We asked the Acting Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division; the Director, EO; and Determinations Unit personnel if the criteria were influenced by any individual or organization outside the IRS. All of these officials stated that the criteria were not influenced by any individual or organization outside the IRS."
We'll see, I'm more interested to find out when "any individual or organization outside the IRS" knew it was going on.