President Obama announced yesterday that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had asked for the resignation of Steven Miller, acting IRS Commissioner, in the wake of an “ideological profiling” scandal that hit the agency. However, Miller was due to leave the agency in early June.
‘It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June,’ Miller wrote. ‘This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation’s tax agency.’
Miller’s farewell email referenced the need “to restore public trust” in one of the most feared government agencies. Obama called the IRS misconduct “inexcusable.”