It was only a lie under oath

For some reason, this isn’t punished:

In 2008, Western Tradition Partnership, now known as American Tradition Partnership, told the IRS that it would not attempt to sway elections. Shortly before submitting this application, it had blitzed Montana voters with fliers weighing in on candidates in the state’s Republican primary. After the IRS approved the group’s tax-exempt status, it continued to send out fliers supporting or opposing candidates in both Montana and Colorado.

Similarly, the Government Integrity Fund told the IRS in 2011 that it did not plan to spend any money influencing elections. Then, in 2012, the group spent more than $1 million on ads attacking Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and praising his Republican opponent, Josh Mandel.

When Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership applied for tax-exempt status in 2012, the group had already spent $5,300 on get-out-the-vote efforts for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and given $57,500 to two Republican political committees in Arizona.

But it told the IRS in a confidential filing that it had not spent any money, and did not plan to spend any money, influencing state, local, or federal elections.  The group would go on to spend $5.2 million on campaign activities in the fall of 2012, most of it on phone calls urging the defeat of President Barack Obama.

Sure, they are explicitly breaking the law and, sure, they lied under oath, but FREEDOM:

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, said at the hearing that aggressive enforcement of campaign finance laws might restrict free speech. He cautioned against any “prior restraint, or punishment after the fact” for citizens who choose to speak out against their elected officials.

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