An exclusive in The Washington Times reveals that confidential tax records of political candidates and campaign donors have been accessed in four cases since 2006. (“Since” 2006 would presumably mean in 2008, 2010 and/or 2012.)

Not surprisingly, the Holder Justice Department has declined to prosecute any of them, and refuses to release any other information about them, citing (irony alert!) taxpayer confidentiality laws. The inspector general thinks three of the four cases of improper access were “inadvertent.” Given the record of the IRS, the rest of America, however, would be wise not to be so sure.