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National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” last night to discuss how Karl Rove’s “social welfare” group, Crossroads GPS, shamelessly exploits Federal Election Commission loopholes.

“I find it hard to believe that the IRS is going to fall for Karl Rove’s story that this is a social welfare group,” he told Matthews. “Hopefully they will decide that they ought to audit his group and see where they’re actually spending the money, not take their word for it.

Video of his appearance is below, courtesy of MSNBC:

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, and former President Donald Trump.

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