Politico: Marco Rubio’s secret (money) legacy
Last November, Wertheimer’s group and the Campaign Legal Center asked the Department of Justice to investigate the pro-Rubio nonprofit for violating the tax code by claiming “social welfare” status. They got a letter back a few weeks later punting on the request, saying the question was the jurisdiction of the Internal Revenue Service, which has shown little inclination for such probes.
“The DOJ is refusing to do enforcement of the tax law. The [Federal Election Commission] is not enforcing the campaign finance laws. The result is the wild west of money in politics,” said Paul S. Ryan, senior counsel for the Campaign Legal Center.
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