Are the dominoes starting to fall in place?
Former FBI Director James Comey along with his deputy Andrew McCabe were both recently audited by the IRS.
The audits raised several eyebrows due to the fact the current IRS commissioner Charles Rettig was nominated by President Trump
Many people believe Comey and McCabe were targeted by the IRS however the IRS has denied these claims and has stated that the audits were completely random and that 1 of 30,000 Americans each year get audited.
The audit of Comey began in 2019 and McCabes started in 2021 and as of right now no dirt has been found on the two FBI officials.
Former FBI Director James Comey and his deputy Andrew McCabe were both targeted with audits by Trump’s IRS after they investigated him.
A former IRS commissioner said the audits were so rare that it’s like lightning striking twice in the same place. https://t.co/6qKERIyf67
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 6, 2022
The Washington Examiner broke the story:
Two former top FBI officials were selected to undergo rare and intensive IRS audits. Former FBI Director James Comey and Andrew McCabe, who served as acting director for several months after Comey was fired, were picked to have their 2017 and 2019 tax returns examined, respectively, the New York Times revealed on Wednesday. The IRS says the audits are random, but the fact that two high-level FBI officials reviled by former President Donald Trump were selected led to questions about the program.
Comey and his wife, Patrice, were found to have overpaid their 2017 federal income taxes and received a $347 refund, per the report. McCabe told the publication that he and his wife, Jill, ended up paying the federal government a small amount of money they owed and said he believes the audit has been concluded. The Comeys paid roughly $5,000 in accountant fees and gave the IRS financial documents as well as a Christmas card to show they had children claimed as dependents, the report noted.
The report explores the question of whether there was any selective targeting involved in a program the IRS says is random, noting that the IRS commissioner, Charles Rettig, is a Trump appointee and that Trump has been heavily critical of both FBI veterans. The odds of being targeted by the IRS, the report noted as an example, was roughly 1 in 30,000 among the 153 million 2017 individual tax returns filed. The report claimed that neither Comey nor McCabe knew the other had been audited until told by a reporter for the news outlet.
“Commissioner Rettig is not involved in individual audits or taxpayer cases; those are handled by career civil servants,” the IRS said in a statement. “As I.R.S. commissioner, he has never been in contact with the White House — in either administration — on I.R.S. enforcement or individual taxpayer matters. He has been committed to running the I.R.S. in an impartial, unbiased manner from top to bottom.”
The current IRS boss is a Trump appointee…
“Rettig was allowed to remain as IRS commissioner by President Joe Biden. The audit of the Comeys began in November 2019 and the audit of the McCabes started in October 2021”https://t.co/UR3hpFkKPl pic.twitter.com/WHRUyalShf
— Airiel Hicks (@AirielHicks) July 7, 2022
The far left is calling for Rettig to get fired:
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig needs to be criminally investigated by DOJ and imprisoned for life if that scumbag was coordinating with Trump to target political enemies! @YourAnonNews @YourAnonOne Defend the people. https://t.co/AVRNQA7NKC
— 🇺🇸 John Anthony Castro (@realJohnACastro) July 7, 2022
Biden needs to fire Trump's appointee & still current IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. Also, the DOJ should investigate Rettig's boss former Treasury Secretary whiny Steven Mnuchin b/c Trump obviously illegally forced the IRS to investigate his political enemies Comey & McCabe. https://t.co/0KvFxqvPzZ
— Trump unindicted is Trump enabled (@JohnLukeSam1) July 7, 2022
The Hill dropped these details:
The IRS conducted purportedly random, intensive audits of two former top FBI officials who drew the ire of former President Trump, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
The Times published letters received by former FBI Director James Comey and Andrew McCabe, his deputy who became acting director after Trump fired Comey, indicating the IRS was conducting National Research Program audits of their 2017 and 2019 tax returns, respectively.
“We must examine randomly-selected tax returns to better understand tax compliance and improve the fairness of the tax system,” both letters state.
Trump has repeatedly criticized both men for their roles in investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election both during and after their time at the bureau.
The Times reported that the odds of being selected for the specific audit were tiny, with the IRS having targeted about 1 in every 30,600 tax returns for the intensive scrutiny in 2017.
“Maybe it’s a coincidence or maybe somebody misused the IRS to get at a political enemy,” Comey told the Times. “Given the role Trump wants to continue to play in our country, we should know the answer to that question.”