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The ‘real IRS scandal’ goes to court

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell exposed the real scandal at the IRS: no tea party or liberal political group should have been granted 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status because the law says that status may only be granted to organizations operated "exclusively" for social welfare. Rep. Chris Van Hollen discusses with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell his lawsuit to force the IRS to enforce the law as written. Former House Judiciary Committee Counsel Julian Epstein also weighs in with analysis.

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