Second Whistleblower: Trump Tried To Modify IRS Audit Of His Personal Tax Returns
As President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are struggling to contain the firestorm sparked by a whistleblower revelation about Trump’s July 25 phone troubling conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, another whistleblower has come forward with another bombshell allegation against the president.
According to a Huffington Post article published this week, a tax whistleblower has offered “possible evidence that Trump tried to corrupt an Internal Revenue Service audit of his personal tax returns.”
The tax whistleblower’s identity, like the identity of the national security whistleblower, remains unknown to the general public. But that person, according to HuffPost, went to the House Ways and Means Committee — which is chaired by Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts.
The House Ways and Means Committee has sued Trump’s administration for failing to comply with a formal request of its tax returns. And Neal, the report observes, has opted to “stay focused on the lawsuit, using the whistleblower’s material to bolster that case.”
It remains to be seen whether or not the impeachment inquiry will eventually lead to a full House vote on articles of impeachment, but Jeff Hauser, director of the anti-corruption group, the Revolving Door Project, believes that tax-related allegations against Trump could make an impeachment case stronger.
“The House Ways and Means Committee must figure out a way to make the public aware of the serious cause to worry that the IRS might have been corrupted by Trump,” Hauser told HuffPost.