Wife of Former IRS Chief Campaigned for Obama, Questioned Romney's Taxes


IRS Scandal

Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman is under fire from Congress for his agency's targeting of Tea Party and other conservative organizations. Shulman himself is under suspicion for his numerous visits to the White House compared to other administration officials. Additionally, Shulman's wife Susan L. Anderson reportedly works for the Washington D.C. based liberal organization Public Campaign. 

In fact, according to Anderson's Twitter feed, she worked on the Obama campaign:

Anderson tweeted about spending time with union members during the campaign.

The wife of the then Commissioner of the IRS also tweeted about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's taxes:

In this tweet she makes an innocuous reference to her husband, Douglas Shulman. 

Anderson took part in protests as well, according to her Twitter feed. She called on her Twitter followers to protest Karl Rove and his American Crossroads group. She also called for protesters to take action with the Wisconsin unions in DC. 

Anderson's group, Public Campaign, describes itself as, "a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to sweeping campaign reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of big special interest money in American politics." 

Public Campaign is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system. Together we are building a network of national and state-based efforts to create a powerful national force for federal and state campaign reform.

During a Congressional hearing, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) questioned Shulman if he knew how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had information in supporting a July 2012 claim that Romney had not paid taxes for the last ten years. Shulman appeared not to know how or why Senator Reid made such a claim. 


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