California’s dictatorial AG demands conservative orgs’ donor lists as price of operating in the state

California’s dictatorial AG demands conservative orgs’ donor lists as price of operating in the state
California AG Kamala Harris (Image: YouTube screen grab, via CNN)

[Ed. – Kamala Harris’s position is fascist, in fact — and contravenes U.S. law on freedom of association and donor privacy.]

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is…displaying the worst instincts of a government bully. Ignoring post-Watergate reforms to the Internal Revenue Code designed to protect confidential federal tax return information, Kamala Harris is defending against three lawsuits filed by conservative organizations to protect the privacy of their donors. …

[O]ne of Ms. Harris’s senior prosecutors may have been caught lying on the stand about whether the fact that AFPF sued to protect its rights made her suspicious of the organization:

During heated testimony on Friday morning, [AFPF] attorney Derek Shaffer pressed Senior Assistant Attorney General Tania Ibanez on whether she was suspicious of the foundation because of the lawsuit. …

Shaffer… played a Jan. 6, 2016 video deposition to the court in which he asked the prosecutor if the group’s actions made her suspicious.

“You’re suing us and you don’t want to give us your Schedule B. So, that puts my suspicions on alert,” Ibanez said in the video, adding later: “The litigation caused me to have some concerns.”

This sends the message: People who fight to protect their rights against government lawbreaking are suspect.

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