in , , ,

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.

Written by Andrew


Leave a Reply
  1. Admiring the time and effort you put into your site and detailed information you offer. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Fantastic read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.|

  2. Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and I’m hoping you write once more soon!|

  3. Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness to your put up is just nice and i could suppose you’re an expert in this subject. Well along with your permission let me to take hold of your feed to stay updated with imminent post. Thanks one million and please keep up the rewarding work.|

  4. Howdy! This article could not be written much better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!|

  5. Thank you for every other informative web site. Where else could I am getting that kind of info written in such a perfect manner? I’ve a venture that I am simply now operating on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such information.|

  6. Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Great blog and superb design and style.|

  7. Hi there! This blog post couldn’t be written much better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this information to him. Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Many thanks for sharing!|

  8. Q: What muscles get tight from sitting?
    A: female viagra pill near me All about medicines. After now.
    Your testosterone parallel is at its highest in the morning after you wake up. It is highest immediately after waking up from the hurried design stirring (REM) forty winks stage. The expanding in this hormone alone may be sufficiency to producer an erection, even in the absence of any doc stimulation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pelosi Salivates Over Possibility That She’ll Get to Choose the Next President

Of Course Not: BLM Activists Who Threatened McCloskeys Will Not Be Prosecuted