Skip to comments.Conservative group claims it has proof IRS leaked donor list
Posted on 06/04/2013 9:26:09 AM PDT by servo1969
The chairman of an anti-gay marriage group testified Tuesday that his organization has proof that the IRS leaked confidential donor details last year, calling for prosecution into what he described as a "felony."
"This just smells and I hope this committee gets to the bottom of it," John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee.
Eastman testified Tuesday alongside several Tea Party activists who all claim they were targeted by the IRS. The Tea Party groups offered a first-hand account of how the IRS singled them out when they applied for tax-exempt status, asking them onerous questions and dragging out their application process.
But Eastman shed light on another potential controversy involving the IRS -- the unauthorized disclosure of tax document information. He recalled how information on their donors was leaked last year and published on the website of the Human Rights Campaign, which Eastman described as their "principal political opponent" on the marriage issue. The documents showed Mitt Romney's political committee as a donor.
Asked by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., if he had "proof" that the IRS leaked that material, Eastman said that he did.
Eastman explained that while some information was redacted in the posted version, his group's "forensic" specialists were able to strip layers from the document and found "the original document that was posted there had originated from within the IRS."
He said the version had "internal IRS stamps," which "only exist within the IRS."
Eastman added: "You can imagine our shock and disgust over this. ... We jealously guard our donors."
He later alleged the information was "deliberately" provided to their opponents.
"If that's inadvertent, the word no longer means anything," he said...
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Baucus told ya....it’s gonna get a WHOLE lot worse!
Sounds like even taxable entities were told to apply for non taxable status just to put them into the democrat built kill box.
Wow, how deep does this Democratic communists empire go? Americans may never clean up their Federal government. So far gone I have to wonder.
All felons are liberal.
Ther is a solution. Pull the plug on the IRS fiscally. this has been a monster since its inception on Jekyl Island.
Every Republican president who failed to fire the Democrat cronies, appointees and moles is as much to blame as the Democrats.
Obama’s talking point on this is that it was inadvertent
How did the left find out about the groups Chick-fil-a was supporting? The attacks against them were ugly.
No, we don’t miss President Bush.
“No, we dont miss President Bush.”
I suppose that means you prefer the current POTUS. If I had to choose between the two I'd much prefer the previous one.
Apparently the Dems do...they keep bringing him up in this hearing.
Nada showing for me.