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May 17, 2016

Karl Rove’s PAC Calls for IRS to Audit Clinton Foundation

The conservative organization founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove said Monday that it has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service asking the tax agency to investigate the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The audit request by the American Crossroads superPAC follows a Journal article last week about personal and political ties between the Clintons and co-owners of a green-energy firm that received a $2 million investment coordinated in 2010 by the Clinton Global Initiative, a foundation offshoot.

American Crossroads President Steven Law said in the complaint that the newspaper’s reporting provides " ‘probable cause’ for an IRS investigation into whether the Clinton Foundation wrongly provided private benefits to close friends and supporters” of its leaders. Mr. Rove is an opinion columnist for the Journal.

Read a Chronicle of Philanthropy column on media coverage of the Clinton Foundation.