May 31, 2013
Conservative radio host Mark Levin told his audience Friday that he became a target for more than just liberal haters last year—the IRS was hot on his trail—and a letter he wrote might have spearheaded the investigation into the IRS’s treatment of conservative political groups.
Levin’s attorneys were contacted by the IRS about multiple Tea Party Groups he is involved with, leaving Levin astounded at the “way over the top” questions he was being asked that “violated” his first amendment rights. Levin claims the agency purposely burdened him in order to prevent him from gaining tax exemption status.
Levin turned his infuriation into anger, revealing to his audience an inside account of a complaint he wrote to the IRS in March 2012, later blasting IRS Director of Exempt Organizations division, Lois Lerner, who confessed to intentionally targeting conservative groups for audits in the lead up to the 2012 election. Levin told his listeners that after sending his letter to the Treasury Department, he got a surprise call from two agents for an interview to going through his complaint.
Levin noted that these two Treasury officials were “armed” and defended packing heat by claiming “we’re law enforcement.”
Levin concluded that these two men were the “equivalent of FBI for the Treasury department.”
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Originally published May 11, 2013