Al Franken has benefited from the Democrats’ close relationship with the IRS, accepting $5,000 from the National Treasury Employees Union, which covers IRS employees.
Free speech group files ethics complaint against nine senators in IRS scandal.
Senate Ethics Complaint Filed by Center for Competitive Politics.
In 2012, a group of seven Senate Democrats, including Al Franken, pushed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to impose strict limits on certain non-profits involved in political advocacy. Subsequently the IRS targeted the Tea Party and other conservative groups. An ongoing investigation into the actions of the IRS revealed something interesting.
This weekend, news broke that “After months of delay in responding to congressional inquiries, the IRS now claims that, for the period of January 2009 to April 2011, all e-mails between Lois Lerner — the IRS official at the center of the scandal — and anyone outside the IRS were wiped out by a ‘computer crash.'”
Over a year ago, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent the IRS a Freedom of Information Act request asking for “any and all documents or records, including but not limited to electronic documents, e-mails, paper documents, photographs (electronic…
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