CA, NY Democrat AGs Use Color of Law to Break Donor Privacy Law

The IRS targeted conservative groups for unlawful scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt status, and illegally disclosed tax information of conservative donors as a means to bully, intimidate and silence them. What is also coming to light is how states broke laws to unlawfully snoop into and disclose confidential tax information, as Delaware officials did with Christine O'Donnell in her tea-party supported candidacy for U.S. Senate.  'Mysteriously,' those records have disappeared. Now comes news that Democrat Attorneys General Kamala Harris of California and Eric Schneiderman of New York are using their positions as the "charitable officials" of their states to force nonprofit organizations to file the lists of their largest donors as an extortive and unconstitutional condition of getting licensed to ask for contributions. Lois Lerner, the IRS official who invoked the Fifth Amendment in her refusal to testify before Congress, has collaborated closely with state...(Read Full Post)