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If we don't yet if this committee is prevented by obstruction.
All bad refusal to -- answer.
The questions that we need to get to the bottom of this who will leave us no alternative.
But to ask for the appointment of a special process.
-- his -- that that was Democrat congressman Stephen -- Massachusetts he's calling for a special prosecuted that I get questions answered.
This looked all of this -- and Liz has found new and the -- story here it is Democrats -- the IRS to look into the targeting.
In the middle of the election yet and it was big name senate Democrats were talking about and given the names who senator Max Baucus we're talking senator Chuck Schumer Al Franken and senator Carl 1110 Democrats and total.
Pressure of the IRS to look into abuse of nonprofit laws but they think they said political nonprofits Max Baucus senator baucus Democrat yes that the initial -- to 2010.
September 22010 -- then IRS commissioner Doug Charlotte and avert the IRS commissioners say.
-- bet on the stand yesterday that he wasn't aware of anything it.
That's undercut by the letters home in 20101 and -- 20112011.
The IRS that's thirty using keywords such as Tea Party -- patriots with this computer spreadsheet launched.
Directing the IRS at this is -- targeting.
Nonprofits that had a conservative bent then that these leading Democrats in the senate they sent letters to the IRS about this targeting about blowing and they felt that Paris wasn't doing enough Singh had represented Peter Welch from a Democrat from Iraq saying the -- needs to do more -- -- -- do more probing of these groups he also had you know.
Senators Chuck Schumer -- Al Franken -- threatening legislation.
If the iris didn't been tightened the standards on mound and if so please leading Democrats in the senate they wanted the IRS yet they -- for this must take steps immediately and also senator -- and -- -- very.
-- it detailed letter saying.
You know here's one of them from some senate Democrats this is from Chuck Schumer and Al Franken we -- guy -- to accept immediately to -- abuse.
The southern Lebanon -- -- yet he confusing me.
Take steps are needed to prevent abuse one of these targeting conservatives or abuse of the -- -- -- there's -- -- -- Democrats position was that these nonprofit groups that's worth talking about government spending.
And high taxation we're being funded by political donors after the Citizens United case.
So they said you've got to do more to investigate them and stop them from being tax exempt groups because they're doing politicking.
When they are they're saying no we were doing social welfare education so what did -- -- -- in -- Harris started us sitting on their applications for not being nonprofits we don't know at this point if there -- political audits that could be the next step that's why there's been calls for a special prosecutor to see if that happened.
But there in southern eleven also and when he's twelve cent SE RS how wanted to take you to examine these groups so it all all told in in the bulk -- -- This is high level pressure on the -- -- Acts to work.
But it sounds to me like -- high level pressure on the IRS to.
Act against these political groups against the Tea Party against patriot groups yes he's not want high level senate Democrats was saying that get out there and get after the fact they get well that's a sensitive because it keeps citing this stupid in fact senator Carl Levin cited twelve.
A dozen groups in his letter to IRS commissioner showman that he didn't like he wanted to hear about Americans for prosperity of sixty plus association.
You know other groups that he felt -- being wrongfully funded.
By groups that he that they were essentially ideological opponents to the democrats' positions.
Fascinating -- I just got to keep that timeline straight.
And what senate Democrats are doing that's what we're going to be doing for that but website to yes we are Liz thank you very much -- -- doing right now on the you've.
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