The year of the whistleblower is upon us, apparently.
First there was the UkraineGate whistleblower, who filed an official complaint with the federal government regarding second and thirdhand information related to a phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy deemed “improper” by those within earshot…allegedly.
This sparked a vague escalation in the “resistance” schtick being committed by the liberal left, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisting that the Democratic Party is now engaged in a “formal impeachment inquiry” – a maneuver that many congressional Republicans believe is little more than an intimidation tactic.
Late this week a second whistleblower has emerged, this time from within the ranks of the IRS.
An Internal Revenue Service official has filed a whistleblower complaint reporting that he was told that at least one Treasury Department political appointee attempted to improperly interfere with the annual audit of the president’s or vice president’s tax returns, according to multiple people familiar with the document.
Trump administration officials dismissed the whistleblower’s complaint as flimsy because it is based on conversations with other government officials. But congressional Democrats were alarmed by the complaint, now circulating on Capitol Hill, and flagged it in a federal court filing. They are also discussing whether to make it public.
President Trump’s tax returns have been a hotly contested subject for a number of years, as the Commander in Chief has constantly declined to release copies of these personal documents as per the advice of his lawyers. Trump and his legal team insist that this is due to an ongoing audit unrelated to the internal audit referred to by this whistleblower.
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