03/15/2019

Former Bush White House Counsel Files IRS Complaint Against Media Matters

Debra Heine, PJ Media

C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel to President George H.W. Bush, was on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday evening to talk about his civilian complaint with the IRS, which seeks to have Media Matters' tax exempt status yanked.

Gray filed his complaint back in August 2011, when Lois Lerner ran the IRS's section on tax-exempt organizations -- and he's still waiting for redress. Gray told PJ Media on Wednesday that he hoped Media Matters' recent attacks on the Fox News host would "re-energize the issue."

"The more attention it gets, the better," he said.

The 76-year-old told Carlson, "I think it may be time for someone to speak up at the White House," arguing that there are now "better-thinking people" in charge at the IRS who could be persuaded to stop forcing Americans to "subsidize speech they don't agree with."

In his 2011 petition, Gray cited MMFA's pattern of “unlawful conduct,” saying that the nonprofit has “executed a partisan strategy” in violation of U.S. tax law as it exists “no longer to educate the public but, rather, to declare ‘war on Fox.’”

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