Friday, May 11, 2012
Following up on my prior post, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, has sent this letter to the IRS, demanding an investigation into whether the IRS leaked an official tax form listing a $10,000 contribution by Mitt Romney's PAC to the National Organization for Marriage during NOM's campaign to repeal California's gay marriage law. From Sen. Hatch's press release:
While federal law prohibits the unauthorized release of certain tax return information, unredacted privileged donor information from the non-profit NOM, filed with the IRS, was published earlier this year by the Human Rights Campaign and the Huffington Post. Recent evidence raises serious questions about the source of the improperly disclosed information. In the letter to Shulman, Hatch demanded a comprehensive IRS review of this matter, and referred it to the Attorney General for review as well.