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And the -- scandal continues with new information about Democrats pressuring the IRS to investigate white -- what.
Right wing groups he tried to say in an election year.
And we're talking big name senate Democrats Liz MacDonald is here with more and.
Very tense senator -- and -- senators Levin baucus Al Franken and Chuck Schumer among others that we've -- we've now tracking ten.
And there's pressure started in 2010.
After the Citizens United decision that the president decried -- -- -- Let's go to what they were saying in the letters -- also have represented at Peter Welch out of Vermont he's saying we -- IRS investigate.
501 C -- for improperly engaging in political campaign activity his letter to IRS.
-- summit did not name names of groups said they -- -- targeted a -- eleven didn't name names he was essentially saying to the iris listen you're acting passively behaving passively.
That -- -- response to me about the need for the IRS to act is unsatisfactory.
If we can show comes next season senator -- -- -- Letter he also said how old after a complaint to the IRS -- a compliance review begin in Tennessee cited in his letter to the -- senator elevenths cited a dozen groups they want -- looked at.
Including Americans for Tax Reform the Club for Growth in the sixty plus association so.
I'll tell you something the fact that there -- -- -- now ten congressman.
Democrats pressuring the IRS -- do something and we don't know if there's even more Democrats involved or other Republicans involved as well.
So given that congress itself as outraged with the IRS intrusions.
For the Tea Party party is investigating it.
And that members of congress themselves for calling on the IRS to investigate Tea Party groups.
Is this gonna blunted a congressional investigation with the impact.
-- impact is -- now one.
-- the -- or not members of congress and looked at each other and see who is doing what -- saying much to the IRS and -- -- something.
Senator Schumer and Franken among the other eight Democrats who have worked to the IRS saying.
Listen if you don't act we're gonna pass legislation.
That will change IRS rules say -- garrison take steps immediately to prevent abuse of a tax cut by political groups -- -- in the process Dennis.
This turned into targeting the only conservative groups so somewhere there's a missing link in the story between the Democrats pressuring the IRS act and -- the IRS using key words such as Tea Party patriots still -- -- conservative groups that were there ideological.
-- opponents of the question is whether the objection was that my gosh IRS is targeting Tea Party.
Verses of the -- just make sure that no group's big bogus claims to tax exemption when actually their political.
If I personally stepped up investigations of liberal progressive groups as well they'd be not this trouble right now -- that could be ivory you know it'd -- so you know we did that this story's still unfolding -- gonna stay on the developments as they come and bring them -- All right thanks very much losing -- dollar.
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