5/14/2013

INCREDIBLE: IRS SHARED CONFIDENTIAL INFO FROM CONSERVATIVE GROUPS WITH LIBERAL ORGANIZATIONS

Just when you thought that the IRS scandal couldn't get any worse, this comes up.  Confidential information on the conservative groups that the IRS was hassling were given to Liberal organizations.  From the Daily Caller:

The division of the Internal Revenue Service that improperly scrutinized the tax-exempt status of conservative groups sent confidential information on 31 conservative groups to the well-funded liberal nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica, according to a revelation made by ProPublica Monday.
“The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year,” according to the ProPublica report.
“In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those applications had not yet been approved — meaning they were not supposed to be made public. (We madesix of those public, after redacting their financial information, deeming that they were newsworthy.),” according to ProPublica. . . .

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Blogger FZ said...

I also find the group who received the info equally disgusting. What the hell is a "dark money group" and who are they to publish private info just because they deem it "newsworthy"? And also who are they to judge what is or is not "staying out of politics?" Non-profits are allowed to get involved with political issues and still be tax exempt.

I ask you Professor Lott, do you think this ProPublica accusation against the groups is valid?

5/14/2013 5:45 PM  

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