I believe it was Bill Clinton who first weaponized the IRS. Also, Henry “The Nostril” Waxman.
yet, the roots of all our current poltical ills rest in the virulent, rampant poltical corruption of the Clinton years. They weaponized everything from Government Statistics, the bureaucracy, the ‘news” media. The damage the Presidency of Clinton did to to our poltical system and our culture are enormous.