Last week, True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht held a conference call for media with the group's well known D.C. attorney, Cleta Mitchell, to announce that a lawsuit has been filed against the I.R.S. There are three counts to the lawsuit. Mitchell is of counsel to True the Vote and ActRight Legal Foundation, a 501(c)3 fundamental rights and public interest law firm representing True the Vote.
That's right. The headline here is that True the Vote is not only suing the I.R.S. but also those employees who participated in the witch hunt.
Here are some named respondents you may be familiar with:
Acting Commissioner Douglas Shulman, Lois Lerner, Susan Maloney, Ronald Bell, Janine L. Estes, and Faye Ng.
This is described as a demand for the truth. During the IG's audit process, the employees were questioned without being sworn in. The IG was clear in reminding the House committee during the hearings that the audit was not technically an investigation. So, True the Vote wants to know why their tax exempt process has been so long in the making - over three years now - and how was responsible for making these requests.
Seems fair enough, right?