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Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:31 PM

IRS whistleblower reports Treasury political appointee might've tried to interfere in audit of Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/irs-whistleblower-said-to-report-treasury-political-appointee-might-have-tried-to-interfere-in-audit-of-trump-or-pence/2019/10/03/0c768b34-e52e-11e9-a331-2df12d56a80b_story.html?tidr=a_breakingnews&hpid=hp_no-name_hp-breaking-news%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar

IRS whistleblower said to report Treasury political appointee might have tried to interfere in audit of Trump or Pence

By Jeff Stein, Tom Hamburger and Josh Dawsey

Oct. 3, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. EDT

An Internal Revenue Service official has filed a whistleblower complaint reporting that he was told at least one Treasury Department political appointee attempted to improperly interfere with the annual audit of the president or vice presidentís tax returns, according to multiple people familiar with the document.

Trump administration officials dismissed the whistleblowerís 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 to a federal judge. They are also discussing whether to make it public.

The complaint has come amid the escalating legal battle between the Treasury Department and House Democrats over the release of President Trumpís tax returns. Part of that inquiry from Democrats is over how the IRS conducts its annual audit of the president and vice presidentís tax returns. That process is supposed to be walled off from political appointees and interference.

The existence of a whistleblower complaint was revealed in a court filing several months ago, but little about it has become public. It has not been revealed previously that the complaint pertained to allegations of interference in the audit process by at least one Treasury Department official. It has also not been previously revealed that the whistleblower is a career IRS official.

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Wow! When it rains, it pours!!

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Thu Oct 3, 2019, 04:34 PM

1. Rachel and Lawrence hear our plea. This must be covered.

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Thu Oct 3, 2019, 05:38 PM

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