GOP sues IRS for documents

by Justin Sink, The Hill
April 15, 2014

The Republican National Committee is celebrating Tax Day by suing the Internal Revenue Service, charging the Obama administration withheld documents sought in a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the agency’s targeting of political organizations.

“We’re filing this suit because the Obama administration has a responsibility to be transparent and accountable to the American people. The IRS has a legal obligation to answer our inquiry for these records,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.

“On Tax Day especially Americans deserve to know whether they can trust the agency to which they’re sending their taxes.”
The RNC has requested the IRS turn over documents related to the agency’s development of criteria for reviewing and approving tax-exempt political organizations last May.

The IRS has subsequently requested multiple extensions to prepare the documents, but not yet turned over any materials, according to the court filing.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • dinkerduo says:

    They shouldn’t need to sue—anyone outside of this Adm. would be sitting in jail for contempt–Trey Gowdy has the right idea–they sit in that chair until ALL of the documents are delivered! We need to put pressure on the liars!

  • CTH says:

    I hope the suit is not filed in a court whose judge was appointed by Obungle.

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