Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, may be on the edge of violating the tax rules that govern nonprofit organizations as it makes a clear push for Hillary Clinton in 2016. The Washington Examiner,
Media Matters was founded by another Clinton friend, David Brock, one of the rare Clinton acolytes willing to defend her amid reports that she violated federal law by exclusively using a personal email address during her tenure as secretary of state.
Media Matters has published more than 40 blog posts and videos rebutting widespread and bipartisan criticisms of Clinton.
Just one problem: Brock’s organization is not allowed to campaign for political candidates.
Media Matters is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3), exempting the organization from having to pay federal taxes. “Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office,” read the IRS’s rules governing such organizations.