Nixon fired the IRS commissioner, R.W. Thrower in 1971 for insisting "Sure, we’ll audit them — just like everyone else when their names come up through the regular audit selection process.” Looking for a replacement Commissioner in May of that year, Nixon "made clear what kind of commissioner he wanted".
“I want to be sure he is a ruthless son of a bitch,” he was recorded as saying, “that he will do what he is told, that every income tax return I want to see I see” and “that he will go after our enemies and not go after our friends.”Information from Tax Prof.
|R W Thrower fired in 1971|
for doing his job at the IRS.