“As each day passes, Americans find ourselves with more questions about the IRS targeting of conservative groups and donors - and what the White House and Treasury Department knew and when,” says Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who has asked in-house attorney Jonathan Waclawski to file a Freedom of Information Act request with the IRS to get to the bottom of things.
The request has been sent, asking for correspondence between IRS employees and officials, dating from Jan. 1, 2010, through Monday. The agency has 20 days to respond. In his request, Mr. Waclawski also expressed his hope that the RNC would warrant as speedy service as ProPublica did in the very recent past.
Pro Publica is the watchdog group that filed the initial FOIA with the IRS that revealed the agency had targeted the conservative groups in the first place.
Here’s the letter.
“There’s clearly something serious the American people are not being told,” says the feisty Mr. Priebus, who has also organized a public petition to demand accountability from the Obama administration which has, the petition states, “gone rogue.”
Here’s the petition.