We would shrug and say, "typical," if it were some banana republic. But it's the United States Internal Revenue Service. The IRS. The agency that collects taxes from you, me, and half the citizens of this great nation.
Mark Fitzgibbons calls it "outrageous." It's IRS Commissioner John Koskinen's statement that people in the IRS will obey the law whenever they can. In other words, they don't really have an obligation to follow the law, and there's not even an honor system with some sanction when they stray. They just do it whenever they can. See Outrageous IRS Commissioner False Claim: 'Whenever we can, we follow the law'.
Maybe we should be grateful for that. After all, what they've been caught doing is tampering with a presidential election. If they really wanted to harm the administration's political opposition and didn't have to honor any existing laws they could do some real damage not just to targeted individuals and entities, but to the nation as we know it.
I would like to remain optimistic. Some day, not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but some day we'll have a government comprised of honest, decent bureaucrats who love the country and the constitution more than they hate political opponents.