IRS admits guilt, settles with conservative group for $50,000 for revealing names

Opportunity missed big time. So the IRS settles without going to court for a measly $50,000? Had the organization gone to court, discovery would have revealed names, names names. That is what we want. And we want the names to go to jail. The National Organization for marriage did an epic fail.  NOM feels relief? After your donor list was revealed???? How about the damage to your donors?

Washington Free Beacon:

The IRS has agreed to pay $50,000 in damages to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) for unlawfully releasing its private information to a gay rights group that is a political rival, the Daily Signal has learned.

NOM expressed relief at the settlement agreement.

“Congress made the disclosure of confidential tax return information a serious matter for a reason,” NOM chairman John D. Eastman told The Daily Signal. “We’re delighted that the IRS has now been held accountable for the illegal disclosure of our list of major donors from our tax return.”


In February 2012, the Human Rights Campaign posted on its web site NOM’s 2008 tax return and the names and contact information of the marriage group’s major donors, including soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. That information then was published by the Huffington Post and other liberal-leaning news sites.


HRC’s president at the time, Joe Solmonese, was tapped that same month as a national co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.


Eastman said an investigation in the civil lawsuit determined that someone gave NOM’s tax return and list of major donors to Boston-based gay rights activist Matthew Meisel. Email correspondence from Meisel revealed that he told a colleague of “a conduit” to obtain the marriage group’s confidential information.

Read more at the Beacon


13 Responses to “IRS admits guilt, settles with conservative group for $50,000 for revealing names”

  1. Jersey McJones Says:

    All nonsense. NOM’s claims have been debunked, per a Reagan-appointed judge.

    It’s a shame you guys don’t put as much effort into thinking through the serious issues of the day as you do these silly “scandals.”



    • bunkerville Says:

      I am sure that is why they paid the bucks. they always do that.


  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    Disappointing to say the least. The IRS pays off NOM with taxpayer money and the story goes away even though the IRS admitted it was guilty. You said it, this was a lost opportunity. We just need to get one person to start singing this could have been what did it.


    • bunkerville Says:

      All we needed was the so called “Conduit” , the person who leaked, and the ball would have started to roll. Shame on them.


  3. Always On Watch Says:

    Besides the low amount of compensation, there is also the matter of burying the story — that’s exactly what the media are doing and will continue to do.


    • bunkerville Says:

      We always finds a way to beat ourselves at the game they play.


  4. mcnorman Says:

    They should have let it run through the courts, but I know that would have cost money (and they could have made it take a long, long time). Too bad because you are correct, this was a missed opportunity.


    • bunkerville Says:

      They could probably have gotten a group to fund the legal costs such as Mark Levin’s group. It would have taken years, but the depositions would have started way before, and much could have been learned. I bet in the settlement an agreement was reached that this was a dead stop on the issue for all.


  5. Gunny G Says:

    Reblogged this on BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G ~ "WE THE CLINGERS".


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks as well.


  6. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.


    • bunkerville Says:



      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.


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