The American Future Fund, a conservative organization became the latest victim of the IRS scandal that targeted conservative organizations for their political views when two Republican congressmen on Thursday began questioning contacts between the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission when emails between the two show the tax agency illegally leaked confidential information about the group.
During Thursday’s edition of “Special Report with Bret Baier,” FOX News Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel spotlighted the growing scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Lois Lerner, and the emerging evidence of collusion between the IRS and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in targeting the American Future Fund.
Nick Ryan, Founder of AFF, said in released statements on Thursday to the media, “I wish I could say I am surprised by the revelation today that Lois Lerner, the FEC and the IRS targeted the American Future Fund.”
Documents that were released by the House Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday, and obtained by Eliana Johnson of the National Review, showed that such cooperation between those two agencies is strictly prohibited by law.
Eliana Johnson of the National Review stated in her report, “The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney for the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American Future Fund, before recommending that the commission prosecute it for violations of campaign-finance law”