Whistleblower Accuses Trump Officials of Meddling in POTUS’ Audit

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yana Paskova

Two U.S. senators are reportedly moving forward on an investigation into charges, from a staffer at the IRS, that political appointees at the Treasury Department meddled into a planned annual audit of President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.

The Washington Post reported Monday, citing anonymous sources, that Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, will schedule follow-up interviews with the whistleblower’s allegations.

The unnamed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) staffer reportedly filed a complaint in July alleging that a Trump appointee at Treasury improperly attempted to interfere with a regular annual audit of the president’s and vice president’s taxes.

The allegation first surfaced in an August court filing by Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which is seeking access to Trump’s tax returns. Grassley criticized Neal at the time for not vetting the allegations completely before divulging details about them.

“Talking about the existence of a complaint before taking the time to speak with the whistleblower or follow up on the whistleblower’s complaint is irresponsible,” he said in a statement.

White House officials have dismissed the whistleblower’s complaint, saying the charges are politically motivated.

Published in IJR

Responses

  1. “You are one of the very biggest and brightest liars in the whole of the demonrat party confuction.” Bob

    That sounds like a compliment coming from you. Why THANK YOU, Rob!

  2. Because IJR is broken…

    OooO! Interesting!

    Not surprizing, but interesting.

  3. “I have never seen or heard of so many liars, (if they don’t show then they are liars).” Karin

    You are confused about whistleblowers, Karin.

    Have YOU ever called an anonymous tipline about a crime? What do you think would happen to you if you did but the police published a transcript of what you said and included your personal ID for the criminals to find you? Remember, YOU did this ANONYMOUSLY with the expectation that you would receive no repercussion even from possibly lying.

    Whistleblowers, on the other hand, take great risks by coming forward KNOWING that they will have their accusations AND their credibility challenged by some very powerful people – in this case, by probably the now second most powerful leader in the world. THIS is why there are about 50 whistleblower laws designed to PROTECT their anonymity and their precarious position.

    1. Join the discussion…You are one of the very biggest and brightest liars in the whole of the demonrat party confuction.

  4. “if they don’t show then they are liars” Karen Callaway

    Oh, I see. So since King Donald The Loser refuses to show his taxes he too is a liar. Got it.

    1. Join the discussion…Nope, still the demonrat party who are the liars confuction.

  5. General confusion biased and barking on command as usual how surprising. Ever wondered why they bring up accusation after accusation, and it’s not stuck once been discredited each time? The “law and order” people are upset because we know the rich elitists abuse people, and break the law daily with absolutely no consequences to their actions while we do. They hate Trump because he’s brought their BS to light and bucked against them. They make fake life ruining claims against his supreme Court pick because he was Trump’s pick, and they want liberal dominance to pass whatever laws further their agenda. It’s clear why they dislike Trump and it’s not because he’s doing anything illegal.

  6. William: “Have you also noticed it’s been one thing after another since day one, and each time it’s been proven to be absolutely false?”

    Which things have been proven false?

    1. Join the discussion…Everything has been proven false except for the lies of the left. That has all been proven true.

  7. I am confused.

    How is it possible that the “law & order” crowd are so blind to corruption in THIS administration when we ALL know that they would be up in arms (possibly literally) if a Democratic administration did the same thing. You know it and I know it. This sort of topic would be the subject of screaming headlines until somebody’s head rolled.

    For THIS administration it is (literally) Tuesday.

    1. That’s the problem most people have……the left’s head NEVER roll……all the dirty low down rotten shit any number of party members from Democrat Presidents to our Justice system are corrupt as hell! Tell me how Clinton escaped any punishment or justice. Biden is taped admitting to BRIBERY at the least Quid Pro Quo? Fast and Furious, the Special Russian Investigation Council, Lorretta Lynch, Brennon, Page, Stroyzk, Comey, Holder, Debbie Wasserman Shultz fixing the debate questions and conspiring to take out Bernnie…..on and on……so put that BS your trying to get someone besides yourself to believe on the back bruner! The Democrats have gotten away with a lot more wrong than anyone………..FACT!

  8. Karin, how gullible do you need to be to believe that these organizations full of patriots dedicating their careers to the country are full of liars? Also equating not showing with lying is ignorant on so many levels. Just because someone publicly trots out opinions and theories does not make them a teller of truth. Check out the Twitter king.

    1. Have you also noticed it’s been one thing after another since day one, and each time it’s been proven to be absolutely false? You ever wonder why it is that the first president to be a non career politician who stirred the swamp has been under constant attack?

  9. Someone needs to take the Whistles away from the Informants and tell exactly what they are and who they are. IRS has about as much “good standing” as The House, the FBI former elites, and the CIA at which areas are complicit in these shenanigans. I have never seen or heard of so many liars, (if they don’t show then they are liars).

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