Tea Party Patriots' Martin: IRS Audited Tea Party Donors

Friday, 09 May 2014 06:59 PM

By Courtney Coren

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, said she has had several tea party donors say they have been audited by the IRS because of their association with tea party groups.

"Donors, local leaders from around the country, people who have liked us on our Facebook page, but especially the donors and the local leaders who have said that they think that they're undergoing unusual scrutiny because of their involvement with the tea party," Martin told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"It's something that we had suspected and we've been working with people on Capitol Hill to do what we can to get to the bottom of it," she said Friday.

Story continues below video.



The Internal Revenue Service agreed in March to turn over the emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner — who the House voted to hold in contempt on Wednesday — to the House Ways and Means Committee. Lerner has been at the center of the IRS scandal in which tea party and conservative groups applying for nonprofit status were put under additional scrutiny.

The legal group Judicial Watch obtained emails in April, connecting the Justice Department to the IRS targeting scandal.

Martin said it remains to be seen what other government agencies will be implicated in those emails.

"It could be the Internal Revenue Service, it could be the Department of Justice, it could be the Federal Election Commission, or the [Obama] administration," Martin said.

In the emails obtained by Judicial Watch, "[Lerner] admitted to the targeting. Earlier that week she'd been in touch with the Department of Justice trying to find an example of the tea party case so they could prosecute," Martin said.

The Tea Party Patriots co-founder said those involved must be "held accountable."

"We cannot have the most powerful government agency abusing its powers this way and Congress is the proper role of oversight," she said. "They must continue to investigate."

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Taking Extended Leave after Taxi Accident

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:56 AM

Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program  . . .

Chairman of NJ Panel on Lane Closings Defends Role

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:39 AM

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in  . . .

Democrat O’Malley's 'Better Off' Gaffe Explodes into GOP Talking Point

Monday, 03 Sep 2012 15:18 PM

Maryland Governor Martin O Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a questi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved