The White House can no longer control the flow of information. Facebook, twitter, blogs, and radio spread the facts and speculation. Too many individuals have had negative interaction with the Obama administration through its minions. IRS agents have hassled Tea Party individuals. Names are known on both sides. The bureaucracy offers no hiding place. Who did what will soon become known. Low level employees will claim they were "just following orders". They will not take the fall alone, but will name names.
Now this: Conservative group’s lawsuit targets IRS employees personally
True the Vote is not only suing the IRS, but also taking action against the IRS employees who participated in the harassment of the voter education and election monitoring organization. Those employees could personally be held liable to pay damages that would be established in litigation.
42 U.S.C. § 1983, commonly referred to as "section 1983" provides:
Every person who under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, Suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer's judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.