On Monday, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked Meyer to provide his staff with documents detailing the finances of the Joyce Meyer Ministries, including the religious group’s compensation to Meyer, her husband and other family members, as well as an accounting of their housing allowances, gifts and credit card statements for the last several years.
In his five-page letter, Grassley also asked Meyer for:
â€” A “detailed accounting” of all her and her husband’s expense-account items, including clothing and cosmetic surgery.
â€” Information about any overseas bank accounts and deposits made outside the U.S. after international evangelical crusades.
â€” The tax-exempt purpose of items purchased for her ministry’s headquarters, such as a $23,000 marble-topped commode, a $30,000 conference table and an $11,219 French clock.