MANCHESTER - With controversy swirling around the IRS scandal and oversight hearings on Capitol Hill looming, the Brown campaign today called on U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen to release all correspondence between her, her office and Lois Lerner and the IRS.
Said Colin Reed, Brown’s campaign manager,“It’s outrageous that Lois Lerner’s emails have gone missing, which raises more questions about the deliberate targeting of conservative groups for tax audits. We know that Senator Shaheen was one of the Democratic senators who wrote a letter asking the IRS to target organizations that were critical of her or the Democratic Party. Given her involvement in this scandal, she has an obligation to assist the investigation by releasing all of her correspondence, records of meetings and phone contacts with the IRS during the 2009 through 2011 time period in question. Voters deserve to know that the IRS is not being used as a way to punish political enemies of Jeanne Shaheen, the Obama Administration or the Democratic Party. Jeanne Shaheen has a responsibility to assist the congressional investigation into this matter by releasing her emails and other correspondence with the IRS.”
To read Senator Shaheen’s 2012 letter to the IRS, click HERE.
Earlier this month, Shaheen was named as a target for an ethics complaint relating to the ongoing IRS scandal.