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We are now learning of the IRS was targeting conservative political groups as early.
But the question remains who's idea was it to single about the Tea Party in the first place Scotty now uses news director for the Tea Party.
Part she's -- for the organizations who come under IRS scrutiny -- why Scotty.
Did reading out some happy Mother's Day thank you -- -- you as well also study how -- your news network.
Figure out that the Tea Party and conservative groups were being targeted.
Well -- is very simple our sister organization the Tea Party dot -- has been probably one of the most.
High priority organizations targeted by the IRS for the last three years.
They have gone through the process of applying for a 501 C four status and -- request after request insane request.
Asking from things for donor list for marketing to ivory email ever sent by any of the employees and we -- there was obviously something not going on.
But -- law abiding citizens so we just went along with the process spoke.
It's a you do you say as long ago as three years ago that something was fishy did you try to alert authorities are shed light on us.
We did and now does yet the first round and they are being -- first round of questions that can we get we expected that.
We needed to keep most Tea Party organizations know that you wanna be properly vetted however the second round IRS came back and they asked for things like our -- list.
And that is the first -- five so we started talking and other organizations and realized something was going on and there are couple red flags -- but not much media attention.
Then the third round came -- this just happened probably about six months to a year ago.
Where they asked for every email every social media everything that we had at that the -- pray dot -- had ever printed or written out to any of its donor list.
Or -- any -- signed up for its email and at that point we knew there is definitely an issue.
But like I said who would have ever thought that the United States government would target their -- people.
And -- examples highlight how what the IRS was attempting to do it appears is make the process much more burdensome.
For Tea Party organizations -- for any other organization to regain and that's their charitable status is it your impression that this was the group.
Of just a handful of low level functionaries and one officer do you think that it went higher and the supervisors -- Well listen we've seen -- scandal after scandal of the Obama administration.
Where the buck stops literally at the front up front door of the Oval Office so I think this does go -- -- especially when you look at a year ago.
You had seven senators Democrat senators polling.
For the IRS to investigate organizations like the Tea Party and when you have Chuck Schumer is the largest dog of these seven and the other -- -- basically freshmen last unnamed Democrat senators.
You know that they're basically taken a fall for a lot of other senators that -- call this action.
All right well thanks for planning your experience with this obviously this is the story is not going away at -- until we get answers guiding us used -- the news director at the tea parties network thanks so much.
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