No one knows the names of Friends of Abe in Hollywood. Maybe 4 or 5 the rest have to be underground. That's how bad the environment is.—
Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) January 24, 2014
Apparently there really are more than four or five conservatives in Hollywood. The New York Times estimates there might be as many as 1,500 members of “Friends of Abe,” a group of right-leaning members of the entertainment industry. The group is now being eyed by the IRS in its application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
The New York Times writes that “federal tax authorities presented the group with a 10-point request for detailed information about its meetings with politicians like Paul D. Ryan, Thaddeus McCotter and Herman Cain” as well as a request for “enhanced access to the group’s security-protected website, which would have revealed member names.”
The group’s application for tax-exempt status reportedly has been under review by the IRS for roughly two years.