For two years, Cause of Action has been seeking information about the IRS transferring taxpayer information to the White House. Lois Lerner at the IRS was allegedly passing information to Obama adviser Jeanne Lambrew. Sharing confidential taxpayer information is a felony under section 6103 of the tax code.
The ironic thing is the IRS refused to say whether it broke the law in violating section 6103 because answering the question would violate section 6103. The judge, Amy Berman Jackson, who ruled:
“This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made an improper attempt to access that information.”