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Blogging (flogging) the iRS with a definite little "i"

Inadvertent of not?NOM charges Obama Admin. of leaking Its tax return ... an illegal act regardless of reason. — Mike Foxworth (@ALTALOMAN) June 5, 2013
When and if you are ever audited by the IRS for personal or business reasons and if a "mistake" is discovered, try this argument to win your case:  "This error was an inadvertent mistake."

That's exactly the argument that the IRS is using this week to rebuff the charge of  The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the later accusing the Obama administration of intentionally leaking one of the organization's confidential IRS documents.  Yet, congressional testimony and even NOM's former chairwoman have made clear that the release of the document was "inadvertent."

How convenient is this argument and is it legal?  Since when is a blatant criminal act dismissed or not prosecuted because it is "inadvertent?"  We all know that IRS auditing policy grants no such excu…