Top Republican Calls For New York Times Source Of Trump’s Tax Documents to Be Investigated

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A top Republican, Rep. Kevin Brady, is calling for an investigation into the source behind the New York Times’ access to President Trump’s tax documents.

Brady (R-TX) is the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee.

He states there is a possibility that “a felony crime was committed by releasing the private tax return information” of the President.

“To ensure every American is protected against the illegal release of their tax returns for political reasons, I am calling for an investigation of the source and to prosecute if the law was broken,” Brady announced.

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Brady Wants New York Times Source For Trump’s Tax Documents Investigated

Brady’s focus is on how the New York Times was able to obtain the President’s tax information.

“While many critics question the article’s accuracy, equally troubling is the prospect that a felony crime was committed by releasing the private tax return information of an individual – in this case the President’s,” Brady said.

Congressional Democrats’ have relentlessly pursued Trump’s tax records, while the President has kept them guarded, even fighting their release against Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.

Other Congressional Republicans joined the call for an investigation.

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Rep. Scalise: Somebody Broke the Law

House Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) are in agreement with Brady, implying that the source may have committed a crime.

Scalise, GOP House Minority Whip, meanwhile, slammed Democrats for ignoring the potential criminality behind the leak of Trump’s tax information.

“The headlines are always the thing that are out there driving the story regardless of the truth and here somebody clearly must have broken the law, but they [Democrats] don’t care about that,” he charged.

Scalise went on to note all of the other Democrat attempts to bring down President Trump.

The left, he contends, “has been the party of hoaxes, Russia collusion, impeachment, tax returns since 2016 … because they have no agenda.”

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