Report: Top Dem Lawmaker Sought Charges Against Conservatives Targeted By IRS
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
From The Daily Caller:
Judicial Watch, a Washington-based watchdog group, released 72 emails Wednesday indicating that Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse pushed the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to prosecute Tea Party groups that made false statements to the agency in the past.
Whitehouse wanted to know why the Justice Department was acting so deferential toward the IRS in determining a punishment against conservatives, according to internal emails.