The American Accountability Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to scrutinizing public leaders and institutions, is under scrutiny itself as the IRS examines its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, according to a letter from the IRS to the AAF obtained by The Epoch Times.
The IRS has requested extensive documents from AAF, including all external communications related to its activities.
AAF President Tom Jones believes this move by the IRS is a deliberate politically-motivated crackdown against the organization, in part as retaliation for the watchdog's efforts to draw the public's attention to the radicalism of some of President Biden's administrative nominees that led their nominations to fail.
"This sudden request by the IRS is not random," Mr. Jones said in a statement. The fact that the IRS is demanding records from the group that relate to current public elected officials is "clearly a sign that they are targeting our research and education activities," he added.
"It's a deliberate attempt to punish and suppress AAF's activities. It is surely no coincidence that AAF—the very organization that exposed the weaponization of the IRS—is now the target of it," Mr. Jones added.