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And welcome back -- -- they -- -- -- -- hearings are over for today on that we're taking place on Capitol Hill to get to the bottom of why the government agency was targeting conservative groups.
The Tea Party affiliated groups and others.
-- list also includes religious organizations broadcaster James Dobson says he has found -- -- Talk action corporations a Christian ministry was subjected to -- treatment by the IRS when -- apply for tax exempt status.
And yesterday at a Catholic league released a statement making public for the first time claims of the IRS went after them as well as political retribution in 2008.
The -- president Bill Donohue joins me now this is very interesting because you came out with this yesterday had never said this about this before until the IRS has.
I'm sure there's going to be a lot of organizations coming out woodwork saying wait a second you know what we thought we were alone but this happened to last as well.
What do you happened in 2008.
Well this doesn't goes beyond the IRS but what happens is is is this what is -- -- the quick.
On October 23 2008.
About a month -- couple weeks -- for the election.
I was asked by CNN to want to be about some issue forget what it was any of that.
-- scores -- -- rose George Soros funded organization -- pick who organization Catholics united.
Called up CNN -- -- -- -- -- you want is not -- -- represented the voice of the Catholic Church you should bring me on or Alexia Kelley and get rid of him.
And up to demonstrate why this guy's not -- -- -- actually email a copy.
All of a warriors prepared -- to the IRS would have been -- that earlier in June 1 cut I haven't seen it.
To try to persuade -- not to be on TV.
Thought well there's a pars and at CNN who saw this I had about protecting us vs right.
Person leaked it to me.
I didn't do anything -- and I just held.
Now fast forward a month later November the 212008.
Barack Obama's elected -- United States.
And I get notified right Thanksgiving but it definitely is under investigation.
The violating the RS go -- a political involvement.
We don't get any money.
We don't endorse.
We don't do anything that I'm not a Republican I'm not a Democrat I went after McCain.
We're past eight he would now friend's birthday he -- -- but that was a problem there 11 -- -- -- Obama on the -- go -- it this is the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights of what could face civil rights issue I have always speak to that issue.
Whether Republican or Democrat but -- -- and they did nothing wrong but here's my point.
-- -- -- -- I made the who's been more productive when I got what I'm what was Lee doubled to -- -- ahead.
But it -- an analyst Ted Kennedy house is the same news release is the same articles that I had written.
But I do think this is not unfair he had an atheist billionaire George Soros funded newspaper Catholic organizations would -- -- that's not a whole lot and they just these.
Give it to try to get me kicked off -- TV tried to get.
And I don't know what I -- -- -- when I wasn't actually tried I can't thank -- Catholics united because you're making -- -- -- -- -- -- for.
The evidence is about as don't want Chris courses no longer -- -- the united James -- like talk with him this after Danny said you know.
We we -- he says he told he says we've never received a dollar from George Soros you would like nothing more it's you know he's he called -- slanderous and libelous you know just that we've received this money yet.
Let me explain where they get their money I think if you take a look at the united ninety what are presented as they canceled -- -- to confront make -- -- -- his name is on this too.
He was CC.
But Chris courses -- actually you have to play this -- he's gonna lose.
What happens if that's the Catholics united and -- for the common good.
Last year Kelly good amount to get the job and above illustration -- based on the resident.
Auburn I'm not -- there's a question at the at the end are there any other affiliated organizations that are associated with you.
She has requested Catholics united to the money -- of George Soros the Catholic -- -- Yeah right right of a 100000 dollars given -- -- got its alliance there -- other night -- right I want I wanna say that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And that they if they got money but to their credit he says he would let me get money from George Soros but they have not gotten any of that money.
This is but we didn't I don't know I mean this is what he's told me you know -- just about an hour ago.
So he's you know you with the rest tonight ninety what what is the organization is listed as an affiliate wouldn't get this -- good luck he may be -- -- that they don't have any association.
I'm talking about when I was thinking back in 2008 there's no question.
Yeah it was all my this is resolved in the IRS is not coming after you that they -- it was a little bit better all 1010 at the bit.
But let me let us get in 2008 that that's the these people that and try to defend myself which I did.
Only at the end of -- my -- and I prepare the hoping myself.
But I shouldn't have to go to this intimidation and that's what this is about war this is about -- -- -- -- big.
Because they don't win -- win what most people.
Most people -- -- a critical in this company bought right of the iris.
Bring -- down like that it doesn't work with me I don't get prepared to name names I have all the documents anybody wants that that was that wants me to see them.
Believe me I'll be glad to be there.
Well I want to tell you something else which insults at -- said today he said that he's like he likes to see that you had admitted it in your blog that you actually did.
Participate in political activities -- that was a violation of the IRS cut it.
I -- as I said I guess you can't really.
If you take a look at what I said I say that intentionally.
Broke the news -- -- They said they are -- what I did was unintentional -- it was intentional wrong.
But what I said was explicitly I did not involve myself in the political encampment and that's -- we -- a -- and I tell all of that when they give -- a slap on the -- and generate content that I.
I'm not changing so -- -- now.
I thank you very much -- value of the Catholic league we have heard the rest of the last that if I have a feeling I guess not as -- whether this administration's going.
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