Posted Thursday, May 16, 2013 --- 11:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says President Barack Obama will name a new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service this week to replace ousted commissioner Steven Miller.
Miller was forced to resign amid revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny.
The official would not say who the new commissioner will be. The official was not authorized to be quoted and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sought and received Miller's resignation Wednesday, as the White House tried to contain the controversy over the IRS targeting tea party groups for extra review. The targeting was spelled out in a Treasury inspector general's report and acknowledged by IRS officials.
Obama said Wednesday, quote, "the misconduct that it uncovered is inexcusable."
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