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-- -- -- -- segment tonight the -- scandal seems to be growing the agency -- admitted targeting conservatives in an unfair way and today the speaker of the house reacted.
They admitted to targeting those conservatives.
Even if the White House continues to be stuck on the word -- now my question isn't about who's gonna for resigned.
My question is who's going to jail over the -- Joining us now from watching Jenny Beth Martin a national coordinator for the Tea Party patriots organization.
To -- Martin tunnel is very specifically.
What the IRS did to you.
Bill there's so many -- it's -- the -- some mall.
The and they asked for the list of all of our donors even though legally when you're donating 2501 C four organization if you do any -- I think it's 5000 dollars.
It's allowed to be anonymous they wanted to know every member of congress.
That our supporters talk to you.
As citizens -- the right to talk to our congressman and senators without reporting that the IRS.
They asked for a group.
What are -- -- asked for the list of all the books that they had to use in their book club anyone in that group to write a book report on it the list goes on and on and this was.
All so you could get tax free tax exempt status extended.
Is that no -- you know -- -- -- interaction -- the what was the interaction with the -- all about and not even extended we have never angry -- or rejected our -- status for a 501 C four or 501 C three status.
We applied and -- -- number of 2010.
It's been over two years still pending you still don't have -- iris is still stringing us along today.
So in order to try to get the tax exempt status that organizations like Planned Parenthood for example -- And in very active.
Political organizations half.
-- I try to get that you filed the requisite paper with the iris and then they came in and and -- you intrusive questions about things that you believe they had no business asking about correct.
That's absolutely correct and bill it would only be just key men and asked for it there's nothing no communication from them for months and months and months and months they dragged it on they weren't in responsive to -- it -- and they were responsive they're still not responsive our attorneys today eighteen leaving.
Return phone call from the IRS.
So what are you gonna do you still mind you still not attacking him I mean it's got to be some kind of thing you can do you can -- them.
Well we are acting as a sort of 501 C -- more filing as a 50 -- -- for so we're acting as if we are 50 NC -- since we can't get any answer from them.
We're still working on our 501 C three status we are looking and suing the IRS -- calculating our damages right now.
And didn't see the behavior that happened from the Arabs it's an abuse of power and we cannot allow it to stand and we certainly can't allow president -- -- to be set.
Did you yourself ever have any conversations with the IRS agents who were doing this to you.
Now I communicated with my attorney from my -- council did and people should know that you know you war.
Are probably far lower than they would've been.
If this had been you know cleared up and then people could write the check and know they got they the tax right off from it.
So that that's where you can show damages.
Well in your in your opinion -- And -- this is an opinion question.
What was driving this was it just individuals zealots in the IRS who didn't like the Tea Party always is -- and down from high India have any evidence back.
-- a well you know what it's hard pressed to tell whether it's coming down from higher not -- the inspector general report they came out yesterday.
Doesn't tell win it started or -- started it or why it started they weren't -- that at the very beginning of their report.
So I don't know why I can speculate because Tea Party -- -- grips and -- it wanted to educate on the constitution -- targeted.
But liberal groups were not enough.
Look -- it's it's huge and we'll get to the bottom of the Smart and thank you very much for appearing this evening.
Thank you -- -- -- back.
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