In a shocking admission of just how far writers at the New York Times are willing to go in order to take down Donald Trump, one columnist today made a public request for the IRS to leak the president’s tax returns from 2015 directly to his paper.
Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times who in the past penned has penned articles such as “How Can We Get Rid of Trump” and “Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists“, sent out a tweet on Sunday asking IRS agents to “leak” President Trump’s tax returns and mail them his employer’s address.
As you can imagine, Kristof received a flurry of replies informing him that what he’s asking for is indeed illegal, and would result in immediate prosecution for the IRS along with consequences for the person receiving those leaks.
— Deplorable Esquire (@PruneHamp) March 6, 2017
@NickKristof You do realize, that request, is Unlawful?
— Jon 🇺🇸⚓️🇺🇸 ⚓️USN (@SSNjl) March 6, 2017
Matthew Yglesias, a liberal blogger who writes for extreme left outlet Vox, even comments on how “impressive” it is that the IRS doesn’t ever leak private tax returns of citizens, as if encouraging them to make Trump’s taxes a first. Perhaps that is because it is unlawful and can result in serious charges for the individual(s) responsible, along with including a costly investigation that would likely make many IRS employee’s jobs very difficult.
As per the US tax code section 6103(b), concerning confidentiality and disclosure of tax returns and associate data (receipts, exceptions, income amounts, etc), it is unlawful for any person to disclose any return or return information obtained by them in any manner in connection with their services as an officer/employee of the IRS.
(3) no other person (or officer or employee thereof) who has or had access to returns or return information under subsection (e)(1)(D)(iii), subsection (k)(10), paragraph (6), (10), (12), (16), (19), (20), or (21) of subsection (l), paragraph (2) or (4)(B) of subsection (m), or subsection (n), shall disclose any return or return information obtained by him in any manner in connection with his service as such an officer or an employee or otherwise or under the provisions of this section. For purposes of this subsection, the term “officer or employee” includes a former officer or employee.
If you’ve ever wondered what pure contempt and hatred in politics looks like, this is it.
The media is so quick to criticize Trump that they have abandoned any thoughts of ethics, proper research or critical thinking. In fact, I’d go as far to say that these media outlets main goal is no longer to report actual news, but rather to aid in facilitating the take down of Trump by any means necessary.
If the media outlets were to ever achieve that goal, you can bet there would blatant celebrations at CNN, MSMNC, WaPO and the NYT. They would be partying and popping the champagne just like they were planning to on election night, when pundits were convinced that their preferred candidate Hillary Clinton had won. It appears these reporters are still clinging to their shock and anger at Hillary’s loss, unable to put their bitterness aside for the betterment of America.
This isn’t just political bias or partisanship anymore, it’s out of control hatred for Donald Trump and for his “America First” ideals so severe that it is literally driving reporters stark raving mad.