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2021-06-12 -Land of the Free
FBI begin probe into how IRS details of tax-dodging billionaires were leaked to ProPublica after outlet admitted it doesn't know identity of source and it could have been a 'hostile state'
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-06-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [147 views ]  Top

#1 ...some of the richest Americans have paid little to no federal income taxes for years

And legally. Congresscritters live and thrive on loopholes and exemptions they write into the tax laws. It's very complication makes it a playground to elicit 'campaign contributions' and their own exemption from 'inside trading' allows feathering their own nests.

Posted by Procopius2k 2021-06-12 06:33||   2021-06-12 06:33|| Front Page Top

#2 But if it was Trump or Conservative Orgs it's all good, right?
Posted by Frank G 2021-06-12 07:27||   2021-06-12 07:27|| Front Page Top

#3 Yes, anyone seeking transparency and tax fairness would surely be a representative of a...."hostile state." Hostile to the IRS, FBI, and other non-elected agents of the Deep State anyway.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-06-12 07:42||   2021-06-12 07:42|| Front Page Top

#4 Of course, it's OK when we do it to Trump
Posted by Gomez Brown3736 2021-06-12 09:06||   2021-06-12 09:06|| Front Page Top

#5 ...and it could have been a 'hostile state'

I bet I could figure it out in two hours; simply ID the mainframe user access code(s) of the records in question to the taxpayer records involved. This 'foreign / hostile state' crap is just that.
Posted by Raj 2021-06-12 12:42||   2021-06-12 12:42|| Front Page Top

#6 This 'foreign / hostile state' crap is just that.

Indeed. It *could* have been a hostile foreign power. Or disgruntled high school students. Or aliens. But the simple explanation is IRS staffers illegally leaking tax info.

The advantage of the "hostile state" theory, is it gives the FBI something to do besides the normal FBI things they are not doing, and it gives cover to the actual perps. Luckily, we have top men on the case.

If you hear hoofbeats, think horses. Not tattooed girls with a zebra.
Posted by SteveS 2021-06-12 12:55||   2021-06-12 12:55|| Front Page Top

#7 #7 ...If you hear hoofbeats, think horses. Not tattooed girls with a zebra.

Extra snark points for subtle cross-reference!
Posted by Nero 2021-06-12 21:20||   2021-06-12 21:20|| Front Page Top

#8 White supremacists are never good hackers so that's out.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-06-12 23:51||   2021-06-12 23:51|| Front Page Top

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