Not that long ago, the New York Times published a story claiming they received years’ worth of Donald Trump’s tax documents. The mainstream media went berserk, trying to slander the president over the contents of the report. But the article revealed that—if the documents were real—Trump did nothing wrong, nor broke the law. But now, tax and legal experts are saying someone did break the law—and might end up in the slammer.
For years, Democrats have been eager to get their hands on Trump’s private, financial records. A case in New York has been slowly working its way through the courts. It seems the left thinks they can use Trump’s tax documents as a way to finally, finally prove he is everything they claim him to be.
But even in 2016, when Trump refused to release his taxes, the American people didn’t care. Donald Trump because president without a single voter seeing his taxes (not that voters really look at the tax documents of a candidate—have you?). Democrats still insisted that his taxes would reveal Trump to be a crook and a liar.
What did we learn from the Times’ “bombshell” report? That Trump cheated the IRS? Nope. That he broke the law by refuses to pay taxes? Again, no. Or—and this is something Dems really wanted to find—that he ever took money from Russia (like Hunter Biden did)? Again, they found a big fat zero.
But the fact remains is, if the documents the Times published were Trump’s real tax documents, something is very wrong. Your tax information is private. Nobody else outside the IRS is entitled to see those documents. So, for a newspaper to have gotten their hands on it—someone broke the law.
And experts are saying it could land them in prison.
Tax and legal experts say the leaker or leakers who took President Trump’s personal tax returns and gave them to The New York Times, committed a felony punishable by prison.
Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia who has advised Trump on some legal matters, told Just the News that the leaking was “definitely” a crime that could be liable for both criminal and civil legal actions.
“If you obtain tax information, first of all, if you obtain it from the government — that’s 100% a crime if it was an IRS worker,” said diGenova. “If it’s an accountant or a lawyer who gets it as part of their duties and discloses it, that’s also a crime. It’s a different type of crime, it could be fraud, or it could be all sorts of different types of crimes. Obviously it’s theft of the property and then the illegal disclosure.” [Source: Just the News]
It’s not just diGenova saying this. A top Republican of the House Ways and Means Committee agreed as did another tax advisor. Your—and every other Americans’—tax information is your private property. The IRS is forbidden by law to give it to someone else. That’s like a bank handing over your account information to a stranger. Or your doctor telling someone you don’t know your medical history.
Yet the New York Times didn’t think this would be a problem. They were so blinded by their hate for Trump—and their desire to derail his campaign—that they openly broke the law (or worked with someone who did) just to slander the president. They did it in front of the entire country, not expecting any repercussions.
Joseph diGenova said the Justice Department should start an investigation into the matter. I would agree. If the IRS is willing to expose the tax documents of the president, what else might they be up to?