As if the news of $340,000 Hawaii getaways at the expense of the RNC isn’t enough, now we have this juicy little tidbit:
The FBI, the IRS and the US Attorney’s office in Tallahassee have opened a criminal investigation into the use of credit cards by top GOP officials for personal expenses, according to a report Wednesday.
All three agencies are involved in the probe, which centers on the use of Republican Party-issued American Express cards allegedly used for personal expenses.
A second investigation involving the IRS seeks to determine whether some of the credit card use effectively qualifies as tax evasion, since use for personal expenses should have been declared as income.
The IRS is said to be examining the tax records of at least three top GOP officials, including the Republican contender for one of Florida’s US Senate seats. Onetime Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, now running against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for Senate, is one of the individuals being probed.
So criminal trouble not only for the Florida GOP, but also their chief tea bagger Marco Rubio. I wonder how long before tea baggers start saying that Rubio isn’t the “real tea party candidate”. We’ve seen that numerous times before.