WaPo: Trump Tax Tipster Accused Political Appointee Of Meddling In Audit

Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., asks a question during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing of organizations that say they were unfairly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service while seeking tax-exempt status, in Wa... Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., asks a question during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing of organizations that say they were unfairly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service while seeking tax-exempt status, in Washington, on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) MORE LESS
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An anonymous tipster who approached the House Ways and Means Committee with a complaint in July accused a political appointee of interfering with the mandatory audit of the president or vice president’s returns, the Washington Post reported.

The whistleblower is reportedly a male, career employee of the Internal Revenue Service.

His complaint focuses on allegations that at least one political appointee at the Treasury Department attempted to interfere with the IRS’s mandatory audit process, in which it audits the tax returns of the president and vice president each year.

The tipster is reportedly speaking to the Washington Post, and declined to tell the newspaper about the details of the complaint.

“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 newspaper.

House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) received the complaint on July 29, and told a federal judge about it in August as part of a lawsuit that seeks to force the Trump administration to comply with the committee’s demand for the President’s tax returns.

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  1. Donnie and the Crooked Taxes…

    Entertaining the American public for 30 years…

  2. Take them all down. Now.

  3. Barr’s daughter was appointed to FinCen immediately after he was confirmed.

  4. So… If it’s all hearsay, then why not just disprove it…

  5. Avatar for taylor taylor says:

    I wonder if the WB is talking to the WaPo because he’s getting frustrated with Neal’s plodding treatment of the complaint.

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