Just when we thought the IRS couldn’t get any nerdier…
Excerpt from today’s Politico Pro Whiteboard:
Rep. Charles Boustany, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, is pressing the IRS to release a parody of Star Trek that was produced in the agency’s suburban Maryland studio facilities.
“Given the IRS’s requests for additional resources, it is important to determine whether and to what extent taxpayer resources were devoted to activities unrelated to your agency’s core functions,” the Ohio Republican wrote to acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller.
Boustany’s letter says the IRS has admitted the existence of the Star Trek video — along with a skit based on Gilligan’s Island — and said they cost $60,000 to produce. But the agency has declined to make copies of the productions available, though it offered committee staff a chance to view them. Boustany said that offer was insufficient.
Next steps: White House Petition
h/t Brian Johnson