To the Editor.

Columnist Robert Novak has revealed that 1,500 IRS documents were released on July 8 in response to FOIA suits filed by Judicial Watch. Novak says they show that pressure from the Clinton White House and Democratic members of Congress resulted in the 1998 IRS decision to audit Judicial Watch. Many other organizations and individuals that were critical of President Clinton were also subjected to IRS audits, but Jesse Jackson's Citizenship Education Fund has escaped this costly ordeal despite widely publicized charges that the tax-deductible donations it received were used as a slush fund by Jackson for purposes totally unrelated to any educational work

IRS Commissioner Rossotti, a Clinton appointee, clings to his job despite this misuse of power and his abuse of office in the IRS purchase of software from a company he founded and whose stock he continued to own. It is a shame that the news media have not demanded his resignation.