IRS ‘Whistleblower’ Case Advances as Senators Probe Second-Hand Info Alleging Treasury Appointee May Have Tried to Interfere in Audit of Trump or Pence
Last month it was reported that a career IRS official 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 President Trump’s or Vice President Mike Pence’s tax returns.
This time the ‘whistleblower’ is a career IRS official who filed a complaint with second-hand knowledge then leaked the story to the Washington Post.
Two Senators are now probing the IRS ‘whistleblower’s’ allegations, a sign that lawmakers may investigate the complaint, Washington Post reported.
Two Senators are probing a whistleblower’s allegations that at least one political appointee at the Treasury Department may have tried to interfere with the audit of President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, a sign that lawmakers are moving to investigate the complaint lodged by a senior staffer at the Internal Revenue Service.
Staff for Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the chair and ranking Democrat on the Senate finance committee, met with the IRS whistleblower earlier this month, those people said. Follow-up interviews are being scheduled to further explore the whistleblower’s allegations.
It could not be learned to what extent the senators view the whistleblower as a credible source. Trump administration officials have previously downplayed the complaint’s significance and suggested it is politically motivated.
In an interview with WaPo last month, the ‘whistleblower’ denied his action was politically motivated: “I take very seriously the duty of career civil servants to act with integrity and perform our duties impartially, even at the risk that someone will make a charge of bias.”
Key parts of the complaint are still hidden and only small portions of it are being leaked in order to damage Trump and his reelection efforts.
This leak will also serve to help bolster Democrats in their quest to get their hands on President Trump’s tax returns.
The coup continues.
The Deep State-Democrat-media complex is now using ‘whistleblowers’ who file complaints based on second-hand information and gossip in order to attack President Trump.
The ‘whistleblower’ is then allowed to attack Trump behind anonymity because they are hiding behind the Whistleblower Protection Act.