Steven Ross Quoted on Congressional Calls for Inquiries into IRS Scrutiny

Akin Gump partner and congressional investigations practice head Steven Ross was quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek’s article “Congress Focuses on IRS Delay in Disclosing Tea Party Scrutiny.”

Ross noted, “It is a truism in Washington investigations that more people get in trouble for their actions after the gun goes off and an investigation begins.”  On the fact that the IRS’s inspector general had already produced a report, he noted that this may help the IRS and the Treasury Department react more quickly than if the news had broken based solely on media reports, adding “It can be an easier path to taking the kind of quick and decisive steps that can put distance between administration leadership and the people involved in this particular set of incidents.”