Judge Renews Focus on Clinton Foundation Tax Problems after Durham Report

After Special Counsel John Durham finally released his comprehensive report on the origins of the “Russian collusion” hoax, a U.S. Tax Court judge has renewed a previously dormant whistleblower case against the Clinton Foundation for possible IRS improprieties.

As Just The News reports, U.S. Tax Court Judge David Gustafson on Monday postponed making a ruling on an IRS motion to dismiss the case against the Clintons, asking for new arguments to be made after three recent precedent-setting court rulings that could impact the outcome of the case.

Judge Gustafson had already previously denied a similar IRS request for dismissal once before, after the case was first brought up in 2017. Three years ago, he ordered the IRS to reveal whether or not it had ever opened a criminal investigation into the Clinton Foundation, after noting an unexplained “gap” in its records on the matter.

The three recent rulings, Gustafson wrote, “may affect the parties’ positions as to the pending motions. We will order further filings so that the parties may address those recent opinions.”

As a result of Gustafson’s order, whistleblowers John Moynihan and Larry Doyle have been given until June 30th to update their arguments accordingly, while the IRS has been given until July 28th to respond.

The whistleblowers had first testified before a House committee in December of 2018 that the Clinton Foundation had been wrongly operating as a foreign lobbyist due to accepting donations from overseas.

The Clinton Foundation “began acting as an agent of foreign governments early in its life and throughout its existence,” said Moynihan in his testimony. “As such, the foundation should’ve registered under FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act). Ultimately, the foundation and its auditors conceded in formal submissions that it did operate as a (foreign) agent, therefore the foundation is not entitled to its 501c3 tax-exempt privileges as outlined in IRS 170 (c)2.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the Regional Plan Association annual assembly in Midtown Manhattan, April 27, 2018 in New York City. The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is a not-for-profit regional urban research and advocacy group for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)