Recently, it was revealed that former head of the IRS tax exempt department, Sarah Hall Ingram had shared confidential information with the White House through emails acquired by the House Oversight Committee. What wasn't revealed at that time was that she had visited the White House 165 times.
And 155 of those times, she met with deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew, who was handling the lawsuits against the government for unfair targeting, and the person whom, Ingram had given the confidential taxpayer information to.
That bit of information was taken from the visitor's log just a day or two before the White House took the logs down. The emails presented to the congressional committee were pockmarked with 6103 redactions. 6103 is the code for confidential taxpayer information that cannot be released. Ingram could face 5 years each for every infraction of the law.
Ingram headed the scandal ridden department of the IRS that covers tax exempt organizations from 2009 to 2012. They have been charged with targeting conservative groups for scrutiny, in order to deny them the ability to raise funds for the 2012 election that benefitted President Obama and other democrats. They also released donor lists and tax returns from charitable groups.
Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue code forbids a federal employee from disclosing any return or any return information obtained by them in any manner in relationship to their employment at the IRS.
Ms Ingram currently heads the implementation of Obamacare. She was promoted in 2012.
The IRS refused comment based on a long standing policy during government shut downs.