A US tax court judge is allowing a whistleblower complaint to proceed against the Clinton Foundation after finding that the IRS “abused its discretion” when it attempted to dismiss allegations of wrongdoing by the nonprofit, according to Just The News.
Judge David Gustafson found that whistleblower John Moynihan – a former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) official, and Larry Doyle, a corporate tax compliance expert “provided ‘specific credible documentation’ supporting their allegations” of potential legal violations by the Arkansas-based charity.
Gustafson, who struck down the IRS’s request for a summary motion, said that the agency’s Whistleblower Office wrongly denied the pair’s claims on the basis of the IRS’s Criminal Investigation (CI) office saying in an email that the complaint was closed.
The judge said he had reason to believe from the evidence that the IRS and the FBI engaged in some investigative activity.
The record “fails to support the WBO’s conclusion that CI had not proceeded with any action based on petitioners’ information. Accordingly, we deny the motion on the grounds that the WBO abused its discretion in reaching its conclusion, because not all of its factual determinations underlying that conclusion are supported by that record,” Gustafson wrote. –Just The News
The judge also suggested that the FBI was involved in an IRS investigation – citing nonpublic information in his ruling which was contained within IRS records in which the whistleblowers relay their exchanges with law enforcement.
The @adamgoldmanNYT report on Durham reviewing Clinton Foundation investigation:
1) Agents/FBI managers seek subpoena of CF
2) Top DOJ criminal division officials deny request
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