(Daily Caller) Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold said Tuesday that he expects the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate collusion between the Department of Justice and Media Matters for America, in the wake of The Daily Caller's publication of emails between the liberal messaging group's employees and a top DOJ spokeswoman.
Farenthold, the first member of Congress to demand Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation over Operation Fast and Furious, said he thinks the committee should examined Media Matters' tax-exempt status. That status allows the group's donors to claim an income tax deduction for their contributions, and also permits Media Matters to pay no federal tax on its income.
Tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which Media Matters enjoys, is typically reserved for organizations that don't engage in excessive partisan politicking.
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