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Well remember what -- deal tonight on right about now on betting FBI director Robert Mueller's.
Wishing he could take this certain exchange back.
Can you tell me how many -- -- investigators -- assigned to the case.
May be able to do that I have to get back to tell me the lead investigator is.
-- -- -- -- -- It's most important issue of in front of the country like sixers you don't know who's had not the case that the lead investigator is at this juncture no I do not know.
So the head of the FBI is of the -- -- probe but then just how serious is the White House taking desire as -- But you -- jaw drop when she heard all this of course not surprisingly see is -- that would -- it Tea Party.
Recently test about a Capitol Hill about how the IRS was targeting her group.
Thank you heard that you must -- and here we go.
I am completely dumbfounded how the head of that agency.
Not only didn't anticipate a question about the IRS but actually sounded like he didn't even know anything about it.
It it does make me think then -- they talk about how serious they are about this but if you're serious certainly.
Some things -- be dopamine not the least of which might be the name of the top investigator.
So maybe they're not investigating -- fear that.
Well according to our chief counsel -- secular from the American center for line justice.
None of the 25 groups that they're representing have been contacted by the FBI and this is been ongoing five weeks now this has been one of the top news stories.
So in my mind it doesn't look like there's an investigation happening.
What what happened again in your case -- -- remind viewers.
Obviously your group was targeted -- -- tell us what you went through on what what you were promised were ruled may be weren't promise when -- -- all candlelight.
Well we applied for -- 501 C -- status in October of -- -- -- ten.
They -- they -- our -- seven days later.
I'm told us we can -- about ninety days before we heard something it was 459.
Days before we heard anything from the IRS.
And that's when they sent a letter asking for ninety additional pieces of information.
That were unconstitutional.
And clearly out of the down like not give me some exemplary -- They wanted to know our donor names.
The -- they gave.
The amounts they gave they wanted us to identify all of our volunteers.
They wanted to know if any volunteers or donors were ever going to run for office if they were -- what was that offense.
They wanted to know they want -- copies of every speech ever given to those speakers were and what -- their credentials.
Those are some of the types of questions we were asked.
I think when they expanded it what were your thoughts on the hundred years war that's for you finally -- the line.
-- but -- -- -- -- is flat level where did you draw the line at what point did you say all right this is stupid.
Well when I got the letter and started reading through it and heard that.
Many other tea parties were getting similar letters some of those letters even asked about family members.
Clearly outside the scope of what they're allowed to ask.
So we retain counsel from the American center for law and justice and said we are not going to follow what they want us to do and what happened.
Well AC LJ took our case and threatened them with a lawsuit and four months later we did receive barks 501 C four tax exempt status.
On now obviously a lot of groups never got that stats.
They're still waiting that's right and so real tears -- a lot of them didn't feel comfortable -- it's a level you did because when you're Shalit -- you know.
The IRS or federal or allegiances and any sort -- your putting a lot of risk out there.
And so a lot of them were too afraid to do that right.
And some of them did withdraw their application sure but you know O'Neal -- -- -- one of the things if when there.
Threatening our constitutional rights of free speech and freedom to associate.
You can't back down as an American citizen you have to stand up for your rights and that's what we did.
Well that's an -- I would not mess with -- -- thank you very much.
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