Sunday, April 1, 2012
Following up on Friday's post, Report: DOJ to Indict SC Gov. Nikki Haley on Tax Fraud Charges: Governor Haley's office obtained this letter from the IRS.
- ABC News, No IRS Investigation into SC Governor Nikki Haley
- American Thinker, Gov. Haley Will Not be Indicted for Tax Fraud
- The Daily Caller, IRS: Rumors of Nikki Haley Federal Investigation Untrue
- The Huffington Post, Nikki Haley Not Under IRS Investigation
- The State, IRS Not Probing Temple; Some Tried to Tie Haley to Matter
The Palmetto Public Record, the source of the original story, issued this curious response:
We're glad the IRS stated today that they apparently found nothing untoward regarding the temple's finances, and we're glad (as Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says) the lengthy chapter regarding Gov. Haley's involvement seems to be closed. Since no normal person would have been able to get the IRS to send them such a letter within a day of these questions hitting the blogosphere, and since the IRS certainly didn't answer our phone calls, the only way to get an answer to our questions was by taking them to the public. ... [T]he IRS certainly sent Gov. Haley's chief of staff a letter quickly regarding a situation from which she claims to be so distant. ...
As journalists, all we can do is ask questions, and tell you what we see and hear. We're glad the latest IRS letter answers some of our questions, but it definitely doesn't answer all of them -- and it may create a few more once the chips are finished falling. Until these questions (and many other outstanding ethics questions regarding the way the governor's office operates) are answered, you can bet we'll continue to ask them.