Senator Targets Conservative Group Through IRS
One of the scandals of the Obama administration thrown down the memory hole was the use of the IRS to target political opponents. Not surprisingly, that tactic is coming back in the administration of Obama’s underling. Our Corruption Chronicles blog has the details of this renewed misuse of the IRS:
Reminiscent of the Obama Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) witch hunt of conservative groups, a U.S. Senator who sits on the committee that oversees the tax agency is pushing it to revoke a student charity’s nonprofit status.
The veteran lawmaker, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., says the conservative student organization, Turning Point USA, should lose its nonprofit rating because it held large events that could help spread COVID-19.
In a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig the senator describes the gatherings as “superspreader” events.
He specifically mentions a Palm Beach, Florida winter gala at the Mar-a-Lago Club famously owned by former President Donald Trump.
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