Press Release

Blackburn Calls on IRS to Investigate Clinton Foundation

Joined by 51 House colleagues in letter to Commissioner Koskinen asking for review of Foundation’s tax-exempt status

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Washington, May 19, 2015 | Mike Reynard (202-225-1112) | comments
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) was joined by 51 of her House colleagues today in sending a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen requesting a review of the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status. The letter requests that the IRS respond within 30 days.

“As I've traveled through my district and talked to constituents, many people have asked about the widely reported improprieties concerning the Clinton Foundation. That’s why I decided to send a letter to Commissioner Koskinen asking the IRS to conduct a review of the Clinton Foundation’s tax-exempt status,” Blackburn said. “Media reports containing specific allegations have cast a cloud over the Clinton Foundation and call into question whether it is acting within the scope of its charitable mission for which it was originally granted tax-exempt status. In particular, the Clinton Foundation’s admitted failure to accurately report donations from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State is an issue of great public importance. President Obama himself recognized the potential for a conflict of interest to arise, which is why he had the Clinton Foundation sign an agreement outlining how foreign donations were to be handled.

“We look forward to Commissioner Koskinen’s response.The allegations swirling around the Foundation are very serious and should be thoroughly vetted.”

Click here to read the full text of Blackburn’s letter to the IRS.
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