The Republican National Committee has filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service for withholding records sought by a 2013 Freedom of Information Act request.

In the request, the RNC sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501©(4) tax-exempt organizations. The request followed revelations that the IRS had been targeting conservative organizations, and the RNC sought to shed light on who had ordered actions to be taken against those groups, and why.

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