VIDEO– IRS Mocks Lawmakers – Blows Off Congressional Request for Clinton Foundation Investigation
The IRS continued this week to prove it has become an armed extension of the Democratic Party.
The IRS sent an unsigned form letter to Congress in response to its request.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said the disrespectful response was unacceptable.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today called into question the ability of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to appropriately respond to concerns being raised by the American people in regards to allegations surrounding the Clinton Foundation’s tax status.
Last month Blackburn was joined by 51 of her House colleagues in sending a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen requesting a review of the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status. Late Wednesday afternoon, Blackburn received an unsigned form letter addressed to “Sir or Madam” from the IRS in response to this request.
“The IRS response is not acceptable and lacking in the requisite tact that should accompany a Congressional inquiry. It is unbelievably disrespectful that Margaret Von Lienen couldn’t even take the few extra seconds needed to sign the letter. It begs the question – do they even take our request seriously? This is exactly why people don’t trust the IRS,”Blackburn said. “Members of Congress have an obligation to be responsive to the questions being raised by our constituents regarding these widely reported improprieties. 51 of my colleagues took the time to review this issue and joined me in sending the letter. We’d expect officials at the IRS, who also work for and are paid by the U.S. taxpayer, to take the same care and effort in crafting a response to our inquiry. The allegations swirling around the Clinton Foundation are very serious and raise issues of great public importance. They should be thoroughly vetted and we intend to continue our examination of the Foundation.”
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