FIRST ON FOX: Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, is expected to send a letter Thursday morning to the IRS commissioner demanding a halt to “harassment” of conservative organizations.
Vance’s letter comes after the IRS informed the American Accountability Foundation (AAF) in a letter, which AAF shared with Fox News Digital, that it would launch an investigation into the watchdog group Sept. 14.
The IRS notified AAF it would inquire whether the organization “operates in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,” according to the letter.
“But, to date, the IRS has neither presented any evidence that AAF has failed to observe the requirements of section 501(c)(3) nor explained why AAF may be at risk of failing to observe those requirements,” Vance wrote in the letter.
“I do not need to remind you that the AAF audit follows on the heels of an ugly chapter in the IRS’s history, during which the agency unfairly targeted conservative groups for scrutiny on the basis of their views,” he wrote.
Vance seeks information from the IRS about potential bias in selecting audits,