Opinions, Context & Ideas from the TPM Editors TPM Editor's Blog
First, back in August of 2010, a "White House official" discussed the tax status of a private company - a clear intimidation tactic.
Second, in June 2010, the targeting of conservative groups began.
Third, in May 2011, the IRS started to threaten donors to conservative leaning non-profits that they were liable for certain taxes.
Fourth, in March of 2012, the Huffington Post published the confidential 2008 donor list of the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative tax-exempt organization.
And fifth - but unlikely the final transgression - ProPublica announced that the IRS had leaked confidential applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups.