In other news, the federal minimum age to buy tobacco products will be raised to 21 under a provision added to our now-routine funding bill to prevent a federal government shutdown.
Meanwhile, the House of Representative has scheduled a final vote on impeachment for tomorrow.
Finally, the Mormon church is reportedly hiding a $100 billion war chest intended for charity in tax exempt accounts according to a whistleblower.
A former investment manager alleges in a whistleblower complaint to the Internal Revenue Service that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has amassed about $100 billion in accounts intended for charitable purposes, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by The Washington Post.
The confidential document, received by the IRS on Nov. 21, accuses church leaders of misleading members — and possibly breaching federal tax rules — by stockpiling their surplus donations instead of using them for charitable works. It also accuses church leaders of using the tax-exempt donations to prop up a pair of businesses. [...]
The complaint was filed by David A. Nielsen, a 41-year-old Mormon who worked until September as a senior portfolio manager at the church’s investment division, a company named Ensign Peak Advisors that is based near the church’s headquarters.