House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, suggested stiff punishment Wednesday for the IRS employees involved. "My question is, who's going to jail?" he said at a press conference.
The report was unveiled after a steady drumbeat of press reports offering glimpses of its content. It was released at a time of intense scrutiny for the Obama administration, which is also the subject of an uproar over the Justice Department seizing phone records from The Associated Press in a government-leak probe and questions from Republicans about why the administration made several edits to talking points about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.