Politico Reveals IRS Leaks In Their Big “Scoop” That Republican Nikki Haley Is Getting Donations From Republicans
“Haley’s nonprofit policy advocacy group, Stand For America, Inc., has received major donations from people . . . the Internal Revenue Service filings reveal”
Some people on the right like and support Nikki Haley and others not so much, but regardless of where one stands, this Politico “bombshell” that a Republican has (gasp!) Republican donors is seriously problematic on an entirely different level.
Just how did Politico obtain “an unredacted tax return filed by Nikki Haley’s nonprofit”? That’s the question.
And since we have been dealing with an increasing number of government agencies at both the federal and state level being weaponized against the right, I suppose the answer is not shocking. Wrong, unjust, disgusting, and unethical, but not shocking.
Many of the GOP’s biggest donors are among those who funneled anonymous contributions to former U.N ambassador Nikki Haley’s nonprofit as she lays the groundwork for a prospective 2024 presidential bid, according to previously unreported tax documents obtained by POLITICO.
Haley’s nonprofit policy advocacy group, Stand For America, Inc., has received major donations from people including New York hedge fund manager Paul Singer, investor Stanley Druckenmiller, and Miriam Adelson and her late husband, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the Internal Revenue Service filings reveal.
See? Heart-stopping scoop to end all scoops, Republican donors donate to Republican! Stop the presses!
Haley’s team reportedly and reasonably tried to stop the publication of the article through legal means because they are donors to her non-profit and their identities should be protected, but the scoop to end all scoops won the day.
Haley team moved to stop pub of this story, with attorney @olmikester writing in a cease and desist that Politico “was not authorized to receive the confidential tax return information, nor is Politico entitled to print, publish, or even retain it.”https://t.co/z0ge5DIbpz
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) August 26, 2022
Why do these leaks only go one way?
This is highly unethical for @politico, knowing that these are leaked documents for TAX DOCUMENTS. Don’t ask why trust is at an all time low when this only happens to conservatives. https://t.co/z9YMqDonF6
— Facts First (@BaileyPersonal) August 26, 2022
Odd that these tax leaks keep occurring only for one side. And that when groups are targeted for political reasons, it is also for that side. https://t.co/WiVgPclWH6
— Will (@Will_Redacted) August 26, 2022
So where did this “previously unreported” and “unredacted” IRS tax filing come from?
Like other nonprofits, Stand For America files an annual tax return with the IRS. While the agency and the nonprofit must make those filings available to the public, including the amounts of contributions to the group, such nonprofits do not have to disclose the identities of their donors.
However, the organization Documented, which describes itself as a nonpartisan government watchdog that investigates money in politics, obtained an unredacted copy of Stand For America’s 2019 filings, which it then shared with POLITICO. The group did not share the original source of the filing, but it bears a stamp from the charity office of the New York state attorney general.
"The group did not share the original source of the filing, but it bears a stamp from the charity office of the New York state attorney general."
Appalling. There's got to start being consequences for people that keep leaking government info. https://t.co/mYtLKhvj0M
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) August 26, 2022
Needless to say, Haley is not happy.
Disclosure of @StandForAmerica's confidential tax return isn't just a violation of state & federal law—it is meant to intimidate conservative donors.
Liberals have ALWAYS weaponized gov't against conservatives.
Republicans have been too nice for too long. The buck stops here. https://t.co/GpDCnW8ajZ
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) August 26, 2022
Here’s the screenshot of the tweet:
She’s not wrong here. No one is shocked to learn or even cares that Republican donors donate to Republican politicians, the goal of this “bombshell leak” is to create a climate of distrust and to chill future donations by revealing the names of anonymous donors.
If you are a Republican or conservative non-profit, get out of any state that has state income taxes. Biden’s super-charged IRS can do all your leaking for you . . . without laundering it through the state.
— GiraffinMeCrazy (@GiraffinC) August 26, 2022
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.