Documentary Looks at the Role of 'Dark Money' in Elections

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The Internal Revenue Service building is viewed in Washington, DC, on April 18, 2018. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Warning of “foreign money in elections,” the governor of Montana filed suit against the IRS on Tuesday in an attempt to pushback against the Trump administration’s loosening of financial disclosure rules. Last week, the U.S. Treasury said that it will no longer require certain nonprofit organizations such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood to identify their financial donors to the IRS. All of this coincides with the release of a new documentary, "Dark Money," which examines the role of secret, special interest money in politics. We'll talk to director Kimberly Reed and former Federal Elections Commission chair Ann Ravel about the film and the recent changes to financial disclosure rules.

Related Links:
"Dark Money" website