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Grassley Urges IRS to Ignore Dems’ Request for NRA-Russia Probe

Oct. 10, 2019, 11:09 PM

The IRS shouldn’t launch an investigation into the National Rifle Association at the request of Democratic lawmakers, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley said Oct. 10.

Senate Finance Democrats in September released a report detailing links between the NRA and Russia in advance of the 2016 election, including possible violations of U.S. tax laws. The Democrats, led by ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), urged the IRS to review the NRA’s status as a tax-exempt organization.

Grassley (R-Iowa), in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, described that request as a partisan one and urged the agency to avoid launching a politically-motivated...

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