IRS Whistleblower: ‘There is a great deal of fear’

IRS Whistleblower: ‘There is a great deal of fear’


-In a week in which the nation’s
attention is fixated on a whistleblower
from the intelligence community, another whistleblower
has emerged. This one, an employee of the IRS
who has filed a formal whistleblower
complaint suggesting that there may have been
improper political pressure on a sacrosanct activity
of the IRS. That activity is reviewing
the tax returns of the president and the vice president. It fits into a long-running
drama of efforts to seek President Trump’s tax returns. -You haven’t answered
my question as to whether or not Congress
has a legitimate interest in verifying whether the IRS is
properly enforcing the tax law, with respect to the president. -He said that he wouldn’t
release them. He’s been pressed
because of this tradition. “Why won’t you release them?
What have you got to hide”? He says he’s under audit. -We’re under audit.
Audit. I’m under audit.
Depends on the audit. I’m always under audit,
it seems. -There’s a lot of attention on
the tax returns for two reasons. One is there are
long-running suggestions that Trump
has exaggerated his wealth. -My company is much bigger,
much more powerful, than they ever thought. -And understated his debts.
-One of the best companies. I have some of the greatest
assets in the world. -Second, there’s interest among
investigators and journalists, and the public,
in seeing the tax returns. -You know, the only one
that cares about my tax returns are the reporters. -Because it could give us
an idea of who the president might
be financially beholden to. The rules specifically require
that these tax returns be held
in a very discreet fashion. Again, it’s to be immune from, to keep it apart from,
political pressure. -This administration has no
intention to weaponize the IRS the way the Nixon
administration did. -I was able to meet
with the whistleblower. He was very careful
not to discuss with us any aspect of
the complaint itself. The one thing that he did say. He said, in his agency,
right now, there’s a great deal
of fear and pressure and that statements
that had been made publicly. He didn’t say by whom, but it was just after the
president of the United States had called for punishment or wanted the whistleblower
to be revealed. -The whistleblower
was so dishonest. The whistleblower said
terrible things about the call. -He talked about how frightening
that was and how inhibiting it was. -Trying to find out about
a whistleblower when you have a whistleblower that reports things
that were incorrect. -Once again, in a process
in which, even more so than most,
is meant to be safe and protected
from political intrusion, there has been
an effort to do so. And it resonates because
it underlines the claims
that have been made previously, that this president and
his secretary of the Treasury have not followed the rules,
or even the law, according to the lawsuit
filed by Chairman Neal, that require some transparency
and disclosure of documents, including those involving
the president’s tax returns.

100 thoughts on “IRS Whistleblower: ‘There is a great deal of fear’

  1. From my understanding Trump owes all the banks and the banks only give him money to keep their heads afloat.

  2. You cannot hide who you are this is America in 2019 and Trump is the head leader. Worldwide we all know this was the type of people you Americans are. Do live with it or 2020 do something about it.

  3. you can not lie about asetts irs verify value they do not take any valuation all debts are verified they are not invented.who or what finincial inst. he uses is his choice just as it is your choice to use who you want

  4. My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total.
    I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution.

    –Barbara Jordan, Statement before the House Judiciary Committee considering impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon (25 July 1974)

  5. The republicans have become the scourge of America.They lie,cheat,and protect traitors and criminals.Everyone knows this.

  6. If there was any misconduct to be found in the tax return, it would not escape notice. Trump has kept all his tax returns private, however, which means the mandatory IRS audits may be the only means of exposing key details like how much Trump is personally benefiting from the office he holds.

    He could put an end to the question of whether this is a legitimate allegation of wrongdoing or another "deep state" plot against his presidency by simply following the example of his predecessors and releasing his tax returns.

  7. that is why My President Barack Obama never went back and forth with petty trump, he knew trump was going to seal his own fate with corruption.

  8. it's really questionable that the journalists who know that the Mobster is menacing the whistleblower do not state: "what you are uttering here is a clear threat to the whistleblower and insinuation to all who may be against your untruth"…..but also the journalists are hiding to keep their job and no risk of them (or their loved ones) being killed or defamed. The country is afraid of an emperor without clothes, afraid of the Mobster

  9. it'll be so cool if after the taxes are released, dotard drumpf gets audited indicted for tax/mail/wire/securities fraud 😁

  10. And trump believes Biden is corrupt believing he pocketed 1.5 million yet won’t release his tax returns lol yes trump supporters are that stupid.

  11. From not accepting results of election, to Tax fraud to Pissgate to Sexual abuse allegations to Russian-Trump collusion bullshit, And now here we are back at Tax Fraud accusations. You guys are really trying everything aren't you?

  12. How is it possible that Trump can get away with hiding his tax returns!!? It is unbelievable!!

  13. Yall chasing fairytales, if the IRS had anything we'd all know. Now stop making excuses for why you suck. Thats why Trump is your President for free, he excepts no pay and yet you meat heads think you got something on him, pathetic. It is well known that The IRS was weaponized during the Obama Admin. and that whistle blowers were prosecuted during that period. This is more made up bullshit. washington post has been a communist rag ever since I can remember.

  14. Dam right that deepstate cia spy aka WHISTLEBLOWER is in FEAR and so are the Criminal Corrupt Democrats in Congress and there Corrupt COLLUDING PARTNERS IN CRIME the fake lying news media,YOUR SECOND COUP ATTEMPT AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.HAS ALREADY FAILED. THE QUESTION IS WHEN WILL ALL OF U BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR TRYING TO TAKE DOWN AKA ASSINATE OR TAKE OUR PRESIDENT DOWN ANYWAY U CAN. OUT OF THE OVER A HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND SEALED INDICTMENTS READY TO BE UNSEALED U CORRUPT CRIMINALS IN THE MEDIA AND CONGRESS AND OBAMA ADMINSTRATION CROOKED HILARY IM SURE ALL OF U HAVE A INDICTMENT COMING SOON. SAY HELLO TO GUANTANAMO BAY PRISON CORRUPT CRIMINALS YOUR MILITARY TRIBUNALS AND EXECUTIONS ARE COMING FOR TREASON AND SEDITION, BELIEVE THAT.CHEER AMERICA THEY WILL NEVER BE IN POWER EVER AGAIN OR IN ANYWHERE IN OUR GOVERNMENT OR MEDIA.S BRAND NEW MEDIA IS COMING ONE THAT TELLS THE TRUTH AND A BRAND NEW GOVERNMENT IS COMING AND POWER RETURNS TO THE PEOPLE US THE AMERICAN CITIZENS,THANK U PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR EXPOSING THE DECADES OF CRIMES AND CORRUPTION OF THESE EVIL CORRUPT PEOPLE. WAIT UNTIL U STAND BEFORE ALMIGHTY GOD AND U THINK U HAVE PROBLEMS NOW.

  15. The first whistleblower had 2nd hand knowledge , we all read the report , it was boring ….So now a second whistleblower backs up the first , same transcript , nothing changed .

  16. I just made a phone call. It was a perfect call. Some have said it was the most perfect call they have ever heard. It was a perfect call.

  17. In breaking news, the left cries wolf, again…
    The more the left circles the wagons, the easier they'll be to take out with one bombshell.

  18. Trump’s tax returns go to the heart of who owns him; who he is beholden to. This is why he has fought tooth and nail to protect himself from their release. It looks like he is in the legal end game of keeping them secret.The State NY has most of them already and could they could make their way to Congress if NY indicts Trump and family for financial crimes? They would then be a legitimate part of impeachment for financial crime. Even if this isn’t possible, proof of financial fraud will lower Trump’s popularity rating and increase the percentage of the US that want him impeached increases to a critical mass.

  19. show your tax returns what the hech after all you are the president nobody cant do nothing to you you are untoucheble .

  20. I don't understand how this fool keeps on getting his way,and Republicans lie for him it's really bad when politicians care more about him than the American people lives that's what it boils down to, every last one of these people are going to pay one way or another

  21. Well ilhan omar refuses to show her taxes. Maybe because what she did was illegal? You cant have it one way and not the other. Either call out everyone or no one. Don't be hypocrits. Shows a huge bias and that turns people off to your cause. Why is it ok to ignore dems illegal practices?

  22. What a bunch of bull let look at theirs first. Enter office worth a million leave with 50 million? All these families in ca.

  23. LOL here we go, you are going to see a host of "whisteblowers", because much like the accusations of sexual assault, the Democrats/their media know that just by saying it over and over and over, a lot of people are going to believe it.

  24. Trump's financial data is publicly available- WaPo can download it in less than 5 seconds.
    I recall how Obama handled whistleblowers and the media who challenged him- it didn't end well for them. Trump should follow Obama's template – it would create yet another tsunami of fake news🤣🤣🤣

  25. Fear? Neither Whistle blower can prove quid pro quo the transcripts are out for everyone in the nation to see, this is just another pathetic attempt to impeach Trump, just as their attempt to acquire his tax records, I would like to see Biden's Tax records, with his connection to Ukrainian oil…

  26. You all are secret communistic, maybe not so secret, we will see soon enough if this lawlessness continues world wide, it ain’t gonna end good. You will bend your knees one day. Your works cause the faithful remnant to grow stronger. And more are waking up, it actually a wonderful time to be alive, if you are in his light. I’ve been expecting this stuff for a long time now, and so it seems that even time is speeding up, Satan knows he has but a short time.

  27. A great deal of fear that TRUMP will be re-elected…. TRUMP will be re-elected!!!! TRUMP owns 2020!!! TRUMP'S economy is great!!! TRUMP is great!!! TRUMP will win in a landslide. TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP 2020!!!

  28. God this is sickening. It's been sickening for 3 years now. Is justice over?
    Trump is a fraud, an illegitimate president who is obviously corrupt, lawless, and happy to cooperate with America's enemies. Where does it end?

  29. Legacy? DOOFUSPOTUS thinks he has a legacy? Other than most whoppers told? Other than most felons, graft, treason, and corruption?

  30. Unlike the proof of natural born citizenship and residency, tax returns by law are NOT part of the requirements for any political candidates. If Democrats want Trump's financial records to publicly be released, we the American people demand the same thing to all Democrats, especially the financial records of Nancy Pelosi's husband. It's unfair and to ask one person to do it alone. That’s all about democracy and equal justice under law.

  31. We have the complete transcripts that clear Trump! What good are the DNC bought and paid for whistleblowers?
    TRUMP 2020 DONE DEAL!

  32. It’s sad to think if you go to hr at work and put in a valid complaint that the wh is saying your name will be released and your job is no longer protected. It’s disgusting. They aren’t cooperating because they are guilty. Gives them time to hide or destroy evidence. I hope dems and irs does everything they can to make it miserable for all of them

  33. Ya ya REPUBS, do the hustle..All together now, put your left foot in put your right foot out, now shake it all about….ya ya you feel like you’re little victory dancers….up to your victory jig again….not……not …..not! Never again. Never…..bye bye Traitors!

  34. A president threatening the IRS he's not under audit and it doesn't even matter it's not pertinent to our request

  35. Why should a president working for Russia paying U.S. tax and obeying U.S. laws? You are all unreasonable. 😆😆😆

  36. This tar-baby is going to eat the entire Democrat party. Biden just keeps swinging and kicking away. Hillary is about to jump in to the fray. Plus John Brennan may not look so pretty no more once he gets exposed as the master-mind

  37. STATS SHOW THE CIA AND DEMORAT S NEED TO BE CLEANED OUT , SNEAKY CROOKED CIA MUTHER FUCKERS / OVER PAID THIEVES AND LIBERAL M.F. ASSHOLES

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