Why worry if you are a conservative that you might come under intense scrutiny from the IRS for your political views? There are much bigger things to worry about here, like the fact that the IRS is currently employing a convicted terrorist associate.
Weiss Russell (or his convicted name “Weiss Rasool) was tried and convicted of tipping off al-Qaeda terrorist Abdullah Alnoshan that he was under surveillance by the FBI. Russell had illegally accessed the FBI’s NCIC database for license plates and fed plate numbers to Alnoshan so he could check them against cars he thought might be following him.
Even though Russell's information ruined a major investigation into Al Qaeda activities by Alnoshan back in 2005, who just happened to be a close associate of Anwar al-Awlaki, he is still employed by the IRS.
Read more below from PJ Media:
While IRS officials were targeting Tea Party groups for special scrutiny of their 501(c)3 tax exempt applications, the IRS also hired a policeman who had been prosecuted by the Justice Department — and convicted in federal court — of using his access to the FBI’s NCIC system to tip off a terror suspect about the bureau’s surveillance. The leak wrecked a major terror investigation.
He is still at the IRS.
Weiss Russell (he has changed his name from “Weiss Rasool,” the name under which he was convicted), is currently employed as a financial management analyst in the IRS Deputy Chief Financial Officer’s Office.
In 2008, Russell/Rasool was prosecuted for his role in tipping off Abdullah Alnoshan, a close associate of al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and a friend of Russell’s from their mosque. According to the Justice Department’s Statement of Facts filed at the time of Russell’s indictment, Alnoshan provided license plate numbers to Russell for cars he believed were conducting surveillance on him. Russell then checked those plate numbers in the FBI’s NCIC database, which came back to a leasing company which federal prosecutors claimed would have tipped off Russell to the bureau’s surveillance.