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    “Good Leak”: Chris Matthews Invites IRS to Reveal Trump Audit Status

    “Good Leak”: Chris Matthews Invites IRS to Reveal Trump Audit Status

    Disclosing a taxpayer’s return information is a felony, Chris.

    Chris Matthews has invited liberals at the IRS to leak the audit status of President Trump’s tax return. On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews said: “we know there’s no audit [of Trump.] Can’t the IRS just make a statement, he’s not under audit? Just make the announcement. By the way, that would be a good leak. Somebody at the IRS just leaking. I thought they were all liberals over there. Why doesn’t somebody just leak it?”

    Pursuant to 26 US Code Sec. 7213, disclosing an individual’s return information is “a felony punishable upon conviction by a fine in any amount not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both.”

    When Howard Fineman suggested that IRS people haven’t leaked because “they might actually believe in the ethics of their job,” Matthews laughed it off: “they’re listening, Howard. And they’re so taken with you.” So to Matthews, obeying the law is apparently a joke, to be blithely disregarded when it comes to attacking a Republican president.

    CHRIS MATTHEWS: We know there’s no audit. Can’t the IRS — can’t the IRS just make a statement: he’s not under audit? Just make the announcement. By the way, that would be a good leak. Somebody from the IRS just leaking.

    HOWARD FINEMAN: People have been inviting the IRS people to do that for months now. And to their credit so far they haven’t.

    MATTHEWS: I thought they were all liberals over there. Why doesn’t somebody leak it?

    FINEMAN: They might actually believe in the ethics of their job.

    MATTHEWS: They’re listening, Howard. And they’re so taken with you.

     

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    mathewsjw | April 18, 2017 at 4:30 am

    inviting to Felony is also a Felony


     
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    Cleetus | April 18, 2017 at 5:35 am

    It’s only a felony when Republicans do it. When Democrats make a demand like this, then there is an exception allowing it to be legal according to the MSM.


     
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    tom swift | April 18, 2017 at 6:24 am

    that would be a good leak. Somebody at the IRS just leaking. I thought they were all liberals over there. Why doesn’t somebody just leak it?

    Good point, actually. Why haven’t they?

    I tend to agree with Tingles … moral rectitude and the law aren’t going to be an obstacle to the liberals or the ‘Rats. They’re there, they’re snooping, and they’re hot to leak something – if not in person, then through Wikileaks.

    But … the plain fact that nothing has been leaked implies that nobody, not even a denizen of the liberal fever-swamp, has found anything worth leaking.

    In other words, they’ve inadvertently told us that they haven’t found anything juicy, or even mildly interesting. And Trump is squeaky-clean.

    So … why doesn’t Trump release his taxes as demanded, if they’re safe?

    Maybe he will, after the ‘Rats have built up a yuge bubble of expectation. Trump could do to Matthews et al what has already happened to Madcow. That would be typical Trump, actually; leave a couple of petards lying around, and wait for Tingles to pick one up and hoist himself on it at his leisure.


     
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    persecutor | April 18, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I wonder if Tingles would be so smug if it were his tax returns to be leaked!


     
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    gourdhead | April 18, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Sorry Chris but Lois Lerner is gone and shortly should go to jail where she belongs. The other liberal twits will get this message and consequently there will be no takers on your illegal offer.


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