It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that the IRS audit of Dr. Ben Carson can’t be a mere coincidence. In any powerful syndicate, the capos know who to whack without the godfather ordering it.
The only way the FBI could put Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in prison was to bug an old lady’s apartment in New York’s Little Italy and record him giving orders to kill.
But until the FBI bugs the West Wing of the White House, or the Treasury building next door, or the Internal Revenue Service’s headquarters a few blocks to the southeast, we might never know the exact origin of America’s tax collectors harassing President Obama’s political adversaries.
Maybe there was never an explicit order. Considering the threat of being overheard, it’s part of the job of the capos to know what the boss wants and make him happy by giving it to him without him even having to ask.