Skip to comments.IRS whistleblower said Treasury official might have tried to interfere with Trump audit: report
Posted on 10/03/2019 7:23:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
An IRS official filed a complaint alleging that he was told that at least one Treasury Department official tried to interfere with an audit of President Trump's or Vice President Pence's tax returns, according to The Washington Post, citing people familiar with the complaint.
The whistleblower spoke to the Post and confirmed that he had filed the complaint to Congress's tax-writing committees and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
I steadfastly refuse to discuss the substance or details of the complaint, but I have some legitimate concerns about reckless statements being made about whistleblowers, he told the Post.
The Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee first mentioned in court documents in August that it had received credible allegations from a federal employee of potentially inappropriate attempts to influence the IRS's mandatory audit program for presidential and vice presidential tax returns.
The Post's story provides details that had not been in court documents, including that the complaint was made by a career IRS employee and that it alleges potential interference in the audit program by a political employee at the Treasury Department.
The Ways and Means Committee has filed a lawsuit in an effort to obtain six years of Trump's federal tax returns, and has said it wants these documents because it's conducting oversight and is interested in legislative proposals concerning how the IRS audits presidents. The IRS's internal policies require mandatory audits of the president and vice president's tax returns, but this policy isn't codified into law.
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) told reporters last week that a decision on whether to publicly release the whistleblower complaint is "subject to what counsel advises."
Some progressive activists have called on Neal to publicly release more information about the tax-return whistleblower complaint.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Another hearsay complaint using the new whistleblower standard. Clearly a new strategy by the Dims.
Once again second hand info.
Wake me up when there is solid, documented evidence.
Where are the audits of he Obamas, the Clintons, and the Bidens?
“An IRS official filed a complaint alleging that he was told”
The Dim’s agenda, using their deep state troops? Just fill the airways with allegations after allegations; proving them true will never be necessary; Trump will be convicted on the insinuations alone.
Another anonymous source who has information from an anonymous source.
Did the tressury dept change their whistleblower form to allowing 2nd hand heresay, too? When?
Heard that it was Trump OR Pence. Wow that’s some information.
Sure right after Volker’s interview didn’t help the rats.
DC will be up to their eyeballs in whistleblowers soon ,LOL
Think we might need some Sudden Hemp Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder for this-here FakeWhistleblower...
They’ll have a whistleblower to cover everything in Trump’s life , it’s like a Horror movie
The Democrats have made certain that no complaint of workplace sexual harassment is ever again taken seriously in Washington DC. They are now working hard to make sure that in the future all “Whistleblower” complaints are assumed to be operatives with no direct knowledge performing political hit-jobs.
I’m about 60. First time in my life I ever heard of the IRS auditing a sitting President or Vice President. Oh well, learn from Lerner: claim the 5th. Pick up your bonus and retirement.
Look for another half dozen “anonymous” complaints to emerge in the coming months.
Is this “whistleblower” Schiff’s imaginary friend?
So when is a whistleblower going to report the pedophilia that goes on in Shiffs office. They heard it in the Capitol cafeteria
Wait just a minute here...
The IRS has a mandatory audit program for presidential and vice presidential tax returns?
And hasn’t our President been under perpetual IRS audit anyway?
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