Statement by Common Cause President Miles Rapoport on Today’s Filing of a Resolution Calling for the Impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

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“Chairman Chaffetz and others in and outside of Congress who are preventing the IRS from doing its job are pulling another stunt to divert public and press attention from the real IRS scandal: the agency’s failure to set out clear guidance on the limits — for tax purposes — of political activity by social welfare organizations.

“We need clear guidance and bright lines from the IRS to put an end to political operators using phony social welfare groups to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars from hidden donors into political campaigns. Every American has a right to know and deserves access to this vital information about the people and groups whose secret spending gives special access and influence everyday voters don’t have.”