Sunday, June 7, 2015

Send Them Form Letter 32B

For John, BLUFMaybe the big problem with the IRS is they are tone deaf.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



It is The Washington Examiner, but the facts are the facts.  The headline is "IRS sends Congress unsigned form letter to brush off demands for Clinton Foundation investigation".
The IRS responded to a Republican request for an investigation into the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status with a one-page form letter that starts with "Dear Sir or Madam."

In May, more than 50 House Republicans asked the IRS to review the Clinton Foundation's tax-exempt status, after it became clear that the foundation had failed to report millions of dollars in grants from foreign governments. That letter, led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, said a review was "appropriate" given that this money was accepted and not reported while Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state.

In response, the IRS sent Blackburn a form letter, which Blackburn received late Wednesday.  The letter thanked her for submitting the request, and said the IRS has an "ongoing examination program" to ensure tax-exempt groups comply with tax law.

"The information you submitted will be considered in this program," it said. The letter was from Margaret Von Lienen, director of exempt organizations examinations, but she didn't sign it.

Poor Ms Margaret Von Lienen.  Bless her little heart.  The best possible story is that it was Friday afternoon and she was rushed and said to a subordinate, "Send it", not knowing it was going to Congress.

If 50 members of the US House of Representatives get a form letter, unsigned, you know what you are going to get.  Unless, perhaps, your name is Hillary Clinton.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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