President Trump’s week just went from bad to worse according to new reports out of Washington DC.
Just days ago an anonymous whistleblower filed a formal complaint regarding the behavior of the US President while on a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, sparking what is being referred to today as a “formal impeachment inquiry”. This has, in turn, sent the Democratic party into a feeding frenzy of sorts, as the flail about on Capitol Hill attempting to bring down the Commander in Chief once and for all.
Trump and the Republicans have largely brushed off the developments, as the actions taken by the President during that phone call fall in line with this stated mission to “drain the swamp” of Washington’s corruption. Voters chose Trump as President for this very mission, after all; why would they be upset about him keeping his promise?
Perhaps emboldened by this disclosure, however, another whistleblower has come forward, this time to raise concerns over the handling of either the President or Vice President’s tax returns at the IRS.
An Internal Revenue Service official has filed a whistleblower complaint reporting that he was told at least one Treasury Department political appointee attempted to improperly interfere with the annual audit of the president or vice president’s tax returns, according to multiple people familiar with the document.
Trump administration officials dismissed the whistleblower’s complaint as flimsy because it is based on conversations with other government officials. But congressional Democrats were alarmed by the complaint, now circulating on Capitol Hill, and flagged it to a federal judge. They are also discussing whether to make it public.
The news comes just hours after President Trump brazenly doubled down on his hopes to fight US corruption with the help of foreign governments, this time imploring China to open an investigation into possibly malignant business dealings involving the Biden family.