Acting on a July 15 letter from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen has forwarded a House request to investigate the Clinton Foundation to its Office of Exempt Organizations Examinations.
Blackburn’s letter, signed by 64 Republican members of the House, asks for the IRS to investigate the Clinton Foundation over public corruption and conflict of interest charges.
Citing the continuation of unresolved media reports and newly-discovered information regarding the foundations’ tax filings, Blackburn’s letter describes the Clinton Foundation as “lawless ‘pay-to-play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years and should be investigated.”
Blackburn further asserts the Foundation’s global initiatives appear to be unlawful pursuant to IRS guidelines and Hillary Clinton’s activity while serving at the State Department conflicted with the dealings of her husband, Bill, by outlining a series of cash payments from countries which had business in front of the State Department.
In addition to Koskinen, Blackburn addressed the letter outlining the signees’ concerns to FBI Director James Comey and Federal Trade Commission Director Edith Ramirez.
Responding to Blackburn, Koskinen, in a July 22 letter, acknowledged receiving her note and revealed he had turned the matter over to the office responsible for handling such requests.
Koskinen concluded his response declaring the Office of Exempt Organizations Examinations considers all referrals and would contact her directly at the appropriate time.
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