Lois Lerner, the director of the I.R.S. division that oversees tax-exempt groups, acknowledged that the agency had singled out nonprofit applicants with the terms “Tea Party” or “patriots” in their titles in an effort to respond to a surge in applications for tax-exempt status between 2010 and 2012.And how! Yep, mistakes were made, all right. If you're going to tell folks that the IRS "singled out" Tea Party organizations and then in the same breath insist the moves aren't driven by politics, you're going to be hooted off the stage.
She insisted that the move was not driven by politics, but she added, “We made some mistakes; some people didn’t use good judgment.”
Someone decided that auditing Tea Party groups was a good idea. I think we can safely assume that we'll find out precisely who that someone is. And it won't go well for them. There's a lot more at the link and it's worth your time.