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Media Coverage of Chairman Eastman's Testimony

 

John Eastman

Dozens and dozens of major news outlets have picked up on the revelations made by our chairman, Prof. John Eastman, during his testimony today before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee -- this isn't counting all of the accolades he has received on Twitter and Facebook for standing up for the rights of Americans who have had their constitutional rights violated!

7Online WSVN-TV

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. George Eastman said he thought the IRS's release of that information was designed to intimidate contributors ...


9 News NBC

The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, said its donor list was leaked -- apparently by the IRS -- to its political opponents, the ...


ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)


ABCNews.com

John Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, then responded, unprompted, to the “scurrilous” remarks of the congressman.


“The Andrea Tantaros Show”

6/5/13: ~58:58-~66:32


Ann Coulter

The IRS leaked the donor list of The National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign. This is not idle speculation: The documents had an internal IRS stamp on them. The list of names was then published on a number of liberal websites and NOM's donors were harassed.


AP

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group's tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman's group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


The Atlantic Wire

The committee heard from six witnesses: Dr. John Eastman (National Organization for Marriage), Diane Belsom (Laurens County Tea Party), Becky Gerritson (Wetumpka Tea Party), Karen Kenney (San Fernando Valley Patriots), Kevin Kookogey (Linchpins of Liberty), and Sue Martinek (Coalition for Life of Iowa).


Baltimore Sun

A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that the Internal Revenue Service leaked a list of its donors to an adversarial group just as it was mounting a ...


The Blaze

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, accused the IRS of intentionally leaking confidential donor information to groups hostile to his organization.


The Blaze

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, called for prosecution into what he described as a “felony” at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee.


Bloomberg

Among the witnesses at yesterday’s hearing was John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. The group’s political opponents at the Human Rights Campaign received NOM’s confidential information, including a donor list. The documents, Eastman said, contained markings that proved it had come from inside the IRS.


Boston Herald

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. Leaders of the groups were scheduled to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee. Ways and Means is one of three ..


Breitbart

In a powerful moment at the House Hearing on the IRS abuses, John Eastman, Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, reminded Congressman Rangel about the NAACP needing the protection of 501(c)4 anonymity in the 1950s...


Breitbart

On Tuesday, John C. Eastman, the National Organization for Marriage's Chairman of the Board, accused the IRS of illegally leaking information about the organization's donors to liberal organizations for political purposes.


Businessweek

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, is scheduled to talk about confidential documents from the anti-same-sex marriage group that were sent to the IRS and then released. The anticipated release today of a report on IRS ...


Catholic Online

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Daily Caller is reporting that it received a copy of a letter from the National Organization for Marriage to the Treasure Inspector General for the Tax Administration to "investigate and learn the source of the ...


Cavuto: Fox Business Network (extended clip)


CBN

"The copy of our tax returns and our list of donors that was posted there was redacted," the NOM's John Eastman said. "Our computer forensic people were able to unlayer the redactions from that PDF file and discovered that the original document that was posted there had originated from within the IRS."


CBS Evening News:


CBSNews.com

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), alleged that evidence shows the IRS illegally disclosed confidential information about its donors -- information that ultimately was published on the website of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization politically opposed to the National Organization for Marriage.


Charlotte Observer

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. George Eastman said he thought the IRS's release of that information was designed to intimidate contributors to the group - which opposes same-sex marriage - "to chill them from donating again."


Christian Post

Someone at the Internal Revenue Service gave confidential National Organization for Marriage tax documents to the Human Rights Campaign, Dr. John Eastman, NOM's chairman of the board, testified Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee.


Christian Post

Someone at the Internal Revenue Service gave confidential National Organization for Marriage tax documents to the Human Rights Campaign, Dr. John Eastman, NOM's chairman of the board, testified Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee.


Citizenlink

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Chairman John Eastman told the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee about NOM’s experience. He said the IRS disclosed unauthorized information on NOM donors last year; the information was published on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) website.


CNN.com

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, accused the IRS of leaking this organization's confidential donor list in violation of felony law.


CNN.com

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, accused the IRS of leaking this organization's confidential donor list in violation of felony law.


CNSNews.com

Calling the tax-exempt status of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) a “charade,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said it should not qualify for 501(c)(4) status with the Internal Revenue Service, because it is not a social welfare group but political in nature.


Conservative Intel

This led to the most exciting part of yesterday’s hearing. Here’s National Organization for Marriage Chairman John Eastman pushing back just moments later, to applause from a hearing room packed with people the IRS subjected to delays that cost them as much as $100,000 in legal expenses and lost donations.


Courier Journal

"You can imagine our shock and disgust with this. We zealously guard our donors, as almost every charity does," said John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. He said IRS officials have not taken the episode seriously, even though release of donor lists is a felony.


CSPAN

The House Ways and Means Committee held the fifth Congressional hearing on the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. Lawmakers heard testimony from groups that were subjected to delays and extra scrutiny during the targeting efforts.


The Daily Caller

The IRS leaked the donor list of The National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign. This is not idle speculation: The documents had an internal IRS stamp on them. The list of names was then published on a number of liberal websites and NOW’s donors were harassed.


Des Moines Register

"You can imagine our shock and disgust with this. We zealously guard our donors, as almost every charity does," said John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. He said IRS officials have not taken the episode seriously, even though release of donor lists is a felony.


Desert News


Durango Herald

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group’s tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman’s group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


Examiner.com

The leaders include John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, Diane Belsom of the Laurens County Tea Party, Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party, Karen Kenny of the San Fernando Valley Patriots, Kevin Kookogey, founder ...


Examiner.com

The chairman of the group National Organization for Marriage, John Eastman, says he has evidence the IRS leaked his group's donor list to their political rivals on the opposing side of the marriage debate, the pro-same-sex marriage group, the Human ...


Examiner.com

March 2012 - the Huffington Post published the confidential 2008 donor list of the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative tax-exempt organization. July 2012 - the Administration (thru the Treasury Department) was informed by the Treasury ...


The Fiscal Times

“Is this limited to the IRS?” asked John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, suggesting that the FBI and ATF had also launched politicized investigations. “This is the beginning of a thread on a sweater that is just unraveling.”


Fort Worth Star Telegram

The allegation came from John Eastman, a California law professor and chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative organization opposed to gay marriage rights, which are expanding nationwide. Eastman said inside help was given to ...


Fox News

"This just smells and I hope this committee gets to the bottom of it," John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee. Eastman testified Tuesday alongside several Tea Party ...


Fox New Insider

The House Ways and Means committee hearing with organizations targeted by the IRS just began on Capitol Hill, with the committee's chairman, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), giving opening statements


Fox 10 News

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group's tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman's group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


Freedom’s Lighthouse

Outstanding response by “National Organization for Marriage” (NOM) Chair, John Eastman, to what he described as the “scurrilous” things the Democrats on the ...


Freedom Works

On Tuesday, John Eastman, the Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, tore into Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee defending the IRS for targeting conservative organizations like his.


The Gazette

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group's tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman's group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


Green Bay Gazette

The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, said its donor list was leaked -- apparently by the IRS -- to its political opponents, the pro-gay marriage Human Rights Campaign.


Greenville News

From left, Kevin Kookogey, founder and president, Linchpins of Liberty; Diane Belsom, Laurens County, S.C. Tea Party; John Eastman, chairman, National Organization for Marriage; Karen Kenney, San Fernando Valley, Calif. Patriots; Sue Martinek ...


Greta Wire

Watch our conversation with Mr. Eastman and Mr. Kookogey from last night's show and sound off on their testimony before Congress in the IRS scandal.


Hannity


The Hill (blog)

John Eastman, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) – a prominent group opposing same-sex marriage – is among those scheduled to appear, after NOM announced plans last month to sue the IRS. The marriage group says the IRS ...


The Hill

For instance, the National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes same-sex marriage, saw its confidential tax documents end up in the hands of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign.


Hot Air

Video: NOM chair unloads on Democrats blaming victims for IRS intimidation. posted at 3:21 pm on June 4, 2013 by Ed Morrissey. If you were impressed with Paul Ryan's retort to Jim McDermott today in the House hearing on the IRS scandal, get your ...


Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege that


Human Events

The IRS leaked the donor list of The National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign. This is not idle speculation: The documents had an internal IRS stamp on them.


Human Events

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said he has forensic proof the IRS handed his group’s confidential information over to their political adversaries, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign.


The Idaho Statesman

By Kevin Hall and David Lightman — McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A tax document listing donors to a group opposed to gay marriage was leaked ...


Jackson Sun

Kevin Kookogey, from left, founder and president of Linchpins of Liberty; Diane Belsom of the Laurens County (S.C.) Tea Party; John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage; Karen Kenney of the San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Patriots ...


KFWB

The chairman of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS disclosed confidential information about its donors to a gay rights group. George Eastman said he thought the IRS’s release of that information was designed to intimidate its contributors.


KFWB

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group’s tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman’s group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


KGW

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group's tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman's group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


Kitsap Sun

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group's tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman's group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


KMBZ

John Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, then responded unprompted to the “scurrilous” remarks of the congressman.


KRTV

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), alleged that evidence shows the IRS illegally disclosed confidential information about its donors -- information that ultimately was published on the website of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights organization politically opposed to the National Organization for Marriage


KRS

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. George Eastman said he thought the IRS’s release of that information was designed to intimidate contributors to the group — which opposes same-sex marriage — “to chill them from donating again.”


KTVB

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group's tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman's group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


KUHF

Also during the hearing's first hour, John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage testified about how confidential information concerning his organization's donors was leaked in March 2012 and that it appears the document "originated from within the IRS itself."


LA Times

John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University’s School of Law and the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said that copies of the group’s tax returns and donor lists were leaked to the Human Rights Campaign, a group that supports marriage equality


Lifesite News

John Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, accused the IRS of “illegally using confidential information that must be filed with the IRS to facilitate the intimidation of donors.”


Lou Dobbs

John Eastman, Chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, not only discussed the onerous questions and delays his organizations faced in its application process, but also claimed he had evidence that the IRS had leaked his organization's confidential donor list to the group's "principal political opponent."


McClatchy

The allegation came from John Eastman, a California law professor and chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, a conservative organization opposed to gay marriage rights, which are expanding nationwide.


MiamiHerald.com

Eastman said inside help was given to the nation's largest gay-rights group, Human Rights Campaign, which posted on March 30, 2012, a copy of a previous National Organization for Marriage's confidential Form 990 Schedule B, from 2008. The document ...


Minnesota Public Radio

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.


MRC TV

This is video of Dr. Eastman in front of Congress explaining quickly the felonious actions of the IRS as well as the pressure put on his donors by the IRS giving out this confidential information.


MSNBC

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said the IRS made public their confidential information about donors.


My San Antonio

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential


Naples News

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.


NASDAQ

In prepared testimony, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, John Eastman, repeated the group's allegation that IRS employees leaked NOM's confidential tax-return information, including donor information showing that Mitt Romney's political action committee had made a donation. NOM opposes legalization of same-sex marriage. Its tax- return data was published by a group supporting gay marriage.


National Journal’s The Edge

National Organization for Marriage Chairman John Eastman testified that the IRS had leaked his group's confidential tax information, as well as a list of its donors.


NBC Nightly News:


NBCNews.com

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage said that in 2012, confidential donor information that he said came from his group's tax returns was posted on the website of a political opponent, the Human Rights Campaign. Eastman's group, which is tax exempt, opposes same-sex marriage, which the Human Rights Campaign supports.


NewsBusters (blog)

The IRS leaked the donor list of The National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign. This is not idle speculation: The documents had an internal IRS stamp on them. The list of names was then ...


Newsday


News & Observer

Eastman said inside help was given to the nation's largest gay-rights group, Human Rights Campaign, which posted on March 30, 2012, a copy of a previous National Organization for Marriage's confidential Form 990 Schedule B, from 2008. The document ...


Newsmax

The chairman of the National Organization for Marriage says organization plans a vigorous fight against the Internal Revenue Service for allegedly leaking its confidential tax returns to a political opponent.


Newsmax

Among the witnesses testifying at today's hearing was John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. The group's political opponents received its confidential information, including a donor list, that contained markings suggesting it had come from the IRS


New York Daily News

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. George Eastman said he thought the IRS’s release of that information was designed to intimidate contributors to the group — which opposes same-sex marriage — “to chill them from donating again.”


NPR

Also during the hearing's first hour, John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage testified about how confidential information concerning his ...


Northwest Herald

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. Leaders of the groups were scheduled ...


The Olympian

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. George Eastman said he thought the IRS's release of that information was designed to intimidate contributors to the group - which opposes same-sex marriage - "to chill them from donating again."


OneNewsNow

Another group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. The House Ways and Means ...


The Patriot News

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.


PBS Newshour: first part of segment includes NOM:


Philly.com

Another group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. The House Ways and Means Committee called the groups to testify at a hearing to help illustrate how these groups were treated ...


PJ Media

John Eastman testified before the House Ways and Means Committee today on the IRS abuse of conservative groups. He is chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, which defends traditional marriage.


Politico Pro

John Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, tersely criticized Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) for their suggestion that his group engaged in political activity.


Powerline

Scott and Steve have already written about the testimony by Professor John Eastman, Chairman of the National Organization For Marriage, who called for the criminal prosecution of the IRS employee or employees who leaked his organization’s donor list to its principal political opponent–a pro-gay marriage group headed by the co-chairman of President Obama’s re-election campaign.


RedState.com

The chairman of the group National Organization for Marriage, John Eastman, says he has evidence the IRS leaked his group's donor list to their political rivals ...


RenewAmerica

... conservatives in favor of traditional values are being subjected to "intimidation, bullying, violence, [and] dirty tricks," such as the HRC's acquisition of the National Organization for Marriage's IRS donor filings, for the purpose of harassing ...


The Right Scoop

John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, will also testify. NOM has sued the IRS for leaking confidential ...


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

From left, Kevin Kookogey, founder and president, Linchpins of Liberty; Diane Belsom, Laurens County, S.C. Tea Party; John Eastman, chairman, National Organization for Marriage; Karen Kenney, San Fernando Valley, Calif. Patriots; Sue Martinek ...


Salon

Another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. The House Ways and Means ...


Seattle Times

Another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. The House Ways and Means ...


Special Report: Mike Emanuel pkg: Fox News Channel


Star Tribune

Another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. The House Ways and Means ...


Star Tribune

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. Leaders of the groups were scheduled ...


Statesman Journal

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. George Eastman said he thought the IRS's release of that information was designed to intimidate contributors to the group — which opposes same-sex marriage — "to chill them from donating again."


“The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax 6/4/15: ~59:15-~1:08:15


Talk Radio News Network

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Board Chairman Dr. John C. Eastman testified that the IRS leaked confidential donor information to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), its “principal opponent in the political battles over the redefinition of marriage.” HRC and other organizations subsequently published the information on their websites.


TeaParty.org

“I would call the disclosure of our donor lists by the IRS a felony,” charged John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, or NOM, in Washington, D.C., in emotionally charged testimony Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee.


Townhall.com

The IRS leaked the donor list of The National Organization for Marriage to their political opponents, the pro-gay-marriage Human Rights Campaign. This is not idle speculation: The documents had an internal IRS stamp on them. The list of names was then published on a number of liberal websites and NOM's donors were harassed.


USAToday.com

The National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, said its donor list was leaked -- apparently by the IRS -- to its political opponents, the pro-gay marriage Human Rights Campaign.


The Wall Street Journal

In prepared testimony, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, John Eastman, repeated the group's allegation that IRS employees leaked NOM's confidential tax-return information, including donor information showing that Mitt Romney's political action committee made a donation.


Washington Post

The National Organization for Marriage's 2008 Form 990 Schedule B, which lists its donors, was released publicly last year. While the improper release ...


WBUR

Also during the hearing's first hour, John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage testified about how confidential information concerning his ...


WMAL

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. George Eastman said he thought the IRS's release of that information was designed to intimidate contributors to the group - which opposes same-sex marriage - "to chill them from donating again."


WND.com

Eastman testified the list of NOM donors, and specifically the organization's IRS Form 990 tax return listing the organization's donors, was published on the website of the Human Rights Campaign, an LBGT equal-rights advocacy and political lobbying ...


WND.com

WASHINGTON — “I would call the disclosure of our donor lists by the IRS a felony,” charged John Eastman, chairman, National Organization for Marriage, or NOM, in Washington, D. C., in emotionally charged testimony before the House Ways and Means ...


World Mag

Two groups testifying on Capitol Hill recently recounted their stories to WORLD: The National Organization for Marriage had their confidential donor information leaked to a rival while the IRS wanted the Coalition for Life of Iowa to swear that they would not picket or pray outside of the local Planned Parenthood.


WPTV

Mr. John Eastman, Chairman, National Organization for Marriage Ms. Diane Besom, Laurens County Tea Party Ms. Becky Gerritson, Wetumpka Tea Party Ms. Karen Kenny, San Fernando Valley Patriots Mr. Kevin Kookogey,Founder and President, Linchpins ...


WRAL


WWL

One group, the National Organization for Marriage, says the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors. Leaders of the groups were scheduled to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee. Ways and Means is one of three ...


Yahoo! News

“The damage to our donor base is incalculable, and I would prosecute those responsible,” said John Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, a national group that works against efforts to legally redefine marriage.


Yahoo! News

The president of another group, the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS publicly disclosed confidential information about donors.