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Lawmaker Calls for Probe Into How NYT Obtained Trump’s Tax Records

While The New York Times and every left-wing TV show and internet site in the world tries to wring as much juice as they can out of the scandalous fact that President Donald Trump saved as much of his own money as possible over the years, one House lawmaker is more concerned with the other side of the story: Exactly how did the Times get their hands on those records in the first place?

No matter how closely you examine the Times’ story, you’ll note that there is no allegation of criminality anywhere in the piece. But the fact that the story exists is evidence that a crime was indeed committed – possibly by someone within the Internal Revenue Service.

In a statement released on Sunday, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, said that someone broke the law by handing the president’s tax documents to the New York Times.

“While many critics question the article’s accuracy, equally troubling is the prospect that a felony crime was committed by releasing the private tax return information of an individual – in this case the President’s,” he said. “To ensure every American is protected against the illegal release of their tax returns for political reasons, I am calling for an investigation of the source and to prosecute if the law was broken.”

Brady’s concerns were echoed on Monday by Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, who tweeted: “Who leaked Trump’s tax returns to The New York Times? 26 U.S. Code § 7213 makes it illegal to disclose unauthorized information, including tax returns. If true—there should be felony charges leveled.”

These concerns prompted the blog “Law & Crime” to exonerate The New York Times of any wrongdoing:

First Amendment expert and attorney Floyd Abrams told Law & Crime that it’s clear The New York Times was free to publish this news.

“First Amendment law could hardly be clearer than that the press is protected in publishing newsworthy information, let alone information about a President in the midst of his campaign for re-election, regardless of whether its source was authorized or permitted to provide it,” Abrams said. “In any event, no law barred the Times from publishing its article and if there had been one it would in all likelihood be unconstitutional.”

Except, of course, neither Brady nor Kirk (nor anyone else we’ve seen) is calling for NYT journalists to be jailed for publishing the information. What is very much relevant (and given extremely short shrift by Law & Crime and other liberal defenders) is the question of whether or not there is someone within the IRS who leaked these documents. That’s a major story, and that’s a crime, no matter how you slice it.

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  1. Unless I am mistaken a Person’s Tax Records, regardless of who that person is, are not meant for public reading. If it is not a crime to release these records without a Legal Reason and a Court Order, it should be and if the NYT will not release their source for these Confidential Records they should be held accountable and charged under whatever laws apply and they should spend some time in jail, when convicted.

    • Not only did the individual or individuals break the law by giving them to the NYT’s but anyone, in this case NYT that publicized the records also broke the law and all parties involved should be prosecuted. Not holding my breath though.

    • THE NYT should be forced to divulge the source!!!
      Jail, lawsuits and everything else should be thrown
      at them!
      Look at the case of the young man from a Catholic
      School! HE IS GETTING RICH by suing the media
      and a few idiots who shamed him!
      THAT YOUNG MAN SAID OR DID NOTHING
      yet they attacked him in the media!!

  2. YES, that is a reasonable question? 1. are they the real returns? 2. how do we know that the New York Times hasn’t made them up form information from questionable sources?

  3. Where are the rest of them??? Why aren’t they screaming too??? We KNOW Obozo had his taxes gone over with a fine toothed comb by the IRS when he announced his running and they found nothing so the TImes piece is libelous lies and the minion suckers fall for it. The Times need held accountable for their disgusting behavior as well as the leaker or did someone at the Times just make the drivel up because they’re part of the commie movement???

  4. Hold the NYT reporter in jail for contempt until they provide the identity of the felon who provided illegal tax information to the paper. Prosecute the felon to the full extent of the law. If the reporter refuses just let them sit in jail for a few years without any visitation except their attorney, and go after their managers and superiors. These idiots need to be prosecuted and serve at least 5 years in prison for this disclosure. If it is an IRS employee who stole the info and divulged it they should go to prison for at least 25 years and lose any pension/medical benefits and never be allowed to work for the government in any capacity again.

  5. پانل ساندویچی یا همان ساندویچ پانل به عنوان پانل سقف ، نما و اتاق های یخچالی استفاده می شود. این مصالح به دلیل سهولت در نصب و گزینه های جانبی جایگزین مناسبی برای مصالح سنتی هستند. از ورق های فولادی مثل ورق گالوانیزه در سطوح بالا و پایین استفاده می شود. این ورق‌ها را در رنگ های متنوعی تولید و استفاده می کنند که از این نظر در زیبایی نما نیز کاربرد دارند. علاوه بر این گزینه، فناوری تولید ساندویچ پانل یا همان ساندویچ پانل به گونه ای است که سال‌ها در برابر خوردگی مقاومت دارند. به کارگیری عایق در لایه میانی و ورق هایی همچون ورق آلومینیومی در تولید پانل گزینه های مهمی هستند . در واقع پانل ساندویچی را به گزینه مناسبی برای ساخت ساختمان های مختلف و سیستم های حامل تبدیل می کنند.

  6. در گذشته برای ساخت تمام ساختمان ها از مصالح سنتی، آجر، گچ و سیمان استفاده می شد.

    اما امروزه سازه ای پیش ساخته جایگزین مصالح سنتی شده است.

    این سازه پیش ساخته، مدرن و پر کاربرد که به دو نوع دیواری و سقفی تقسیم می شود، ساندویچ پانل نام دارد.

    همانطور که گفتیم پانل ها به دو دسته ساندویچ پنل دیواری و ساندویچ پنل سقفی تقسیم می شوند.

    ساندویچ پانل دیواری هم همانند تمام مدل ساندویچ پانل ها از 3 لایه تشکیل می شود که دو لایه آن ورق و لایه وسط آن هسته و یا همان فوم است.

    برای پوشاندن سطح دیوار مکان هایی مانند: مسکونی، اداری، سوله ها، انبارها، کارگاه ها و کانکس ها، سردخانه ها مورد استفاده قرار می گیرد.

    از بین ورق های قابل استفاه در ساندویچ پنل دیواری که شامل: گالوانیزه، آلوزینک و آلومینیوم می باشد.

  7. In the first place, where in the Constitution, does it say anyone running for President, has to submit their tax records ?? No where that I have read ! Anything to do with President trump, is fair game for the corrupt democrats, & they haven’t left him alone since he first ran for office. I do hope he finds out who released the information to the NYT ‘s & sues them. Democrats, & the Media are sick, hateful, idiots !

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