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Taking Care Of His Brothers: Holder & IRS Advised Black Pastors On Political Speech

By: Patrick Howley, Reporter Daily Caller

Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how  to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their  tax-exempt status.

Holder, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, and Peter Lorenzetti, a senior  official in the scandal-plagued agency’s exempt organizations division,  participated in a May 2012 training session for black ministers from the  Conference of National  Black Churches at the U.S. Capitol hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus  (CBC). Holder spoke at the event.

“We’re going to, first of all, equip them with the information they need to  know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would  violate their 501(c)(3) status with the IRS,” said then-CBC chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver,  a Democrat from Missouri. “In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator  there. We’re going to have Attorney General Eric Holder there…the ACLU.”

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