Report Suggests Possible Intimidation Of IRS Whistleblower | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Report Suggests Possible Intimidation Of IRS Whistleblower | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1

 

Rachel Maddow points out a new CNN report that the IRS whistleblower who flagged potential inappropriate efforts to influence the mandatory audit program of a president's tax returns was informed by an official that providing taxpayer information to the Senate Finance Committee could be a violation. This is not true, according to whistleblower law, raising questions about who misinformed the whistleblower and why. Aired on 12/6/19.
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Report Suggests Possible Intimidation Of IRS Whistleblower | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

70 Comments on "Report Suggests Possible Intimidation Of IRS Whistleblower | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. reverant tangent | December 7, 2019 at 3:02 AM | Reply

    So, lying about the law to obstruct justice. Got it.

  2. heres the thing, if this was a “hoax” or a plot to get trump… he could release all this info and make all witnesses and documents available to clear things up and prove the democrats are lying, his actions speak volumes of his guilt the man is hiding things.

  3. Reminder, the GOP wants to expose the whistleblower so Trump’s cult can “lynch” them and their loved ones.

    That’s the only reason they’re still demanding for it.
    Petty revenge.

    • @TRUMP FOR PRISON 2020 oh yes me brain washed parrot, quoting Mockingbird Media Narratives, anyone who disagrees with you is a Bot or Cultist.
      You can’t even see the Irony of what you are projecting.

    • TRUMP FOR PRISON 2020 | December 7, 2019 at 9:23 PM | Reply

      @Alan aka FANG seek mental help troll

    • @TRUMP FOR PRISON 2020 the only person here who needs mental help is you, you are deranged, emotionally driven by hate, and programmed.
      Let me guess you are going to be someone that totally believes that there is evidence of a crime or bribery when all witnesses when asked directly do you know of any crime committed by Trump or Bribery answered “No”
      The fact that you can’t process that information logically just shows how heavily programmed you are. ✌️

    • @TRUMP FOR PRISON 2020 see here’s where your whole programmed basis for calling me a Bot or a Cultist falls apart.
      I am not a Republican and I didn’t vote for Trump.
      Keep Trying Buddy ✌️
      But so far you don’t have one narrative that isn’t programmed by the Mockingbird Media, or anything factual that you have said.
      You don’t even know what the foreign policy is that these so called witnesses were upset with Trump about cancelling is, where or when it started, what it was called, or who changed its name, and institutionalized it across the state department, so regardless of who was President it would be acted upon.
      When you can tell me those things you will be possibly thinking for yourself.
      Until then your just a Hate filled Parrot pushing programmed narratives and beliefs ✌️

  4. “Ignorance is Strength.” This is the official moto of the cult known as Trumpism.  We know this because of Trump sycophants like Kellyanne, who promotes the idea of “alternative facts.” And Rudy Giuliani, who famously declared that ” truth isn’t truth.”

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party (Trump) is always right.”
    — George Orwell, 1984

    In George Orwell’s novel 1984, a Thoughtcrime is the criminal act of holding beliefs that oppose or question the Party. Thoughtcrime is thinking of anything that the Thought Police and the Party deem is illegal. Doubting the party line, or thinking anything contrary to the Party’s message.

    Within Trump’s cult, he has a name for those who commit “Thoughtcrimes” against him, like questioning his actions, and calling out his lies, Trump refers to these people as “Never Trumpers.”

  5. So much Winning…………by Putin!!!!

    • Trump has sitting GOP Senators spouting Russia’s propaganda about Ukraine.

      To most, that’s just too much winning, for Putin!

  6. Trump and fox, his ministry of propaganda, have been using the same tactics that the pig Napoleon used in George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm. Every tyrant has his loyal propagandist, and Napoleon had one in his mouth piece known as Squealer in the novel. And Fox is acting  as Trump’s “Squealer.” Squealer was a clever propagandist, who (as the animals said) could turn night into day.

    Every time an act of Napoleon’s is questioned by the other animals – regardless of how selfish or severe it may seem, Squealer (fox) is able to convince the animals that Napoleon is only acting in THEIR best interest.  And like Squealer,  fox uses lies, deflections,  projections and gaslighting to turn day into night…to turn black into white.  Trump himself even told his followers that they shouldn’t believe what they hear or see with their own eyes. He said they should only believe what he tells them.

    • @Pokarot in the shciff report page 59 he states that trump had been speaking to the Hungarian PM etc ( meeting at WH shortly before the phone call) ) who is very much against ukraine due to the corruption ( 3rd worst in the world)
      Trump said in the phone call can you do US a favour and investigate what happened in the 2015 election. The new ukraine PResident won on clearing out corruption eg it is known that the majority of the Ukraine parliament wanted Hillary to win( despite obama only sending blankets when russia invaded!!)
      Dem media reports that he asked for a favors for himself
      They have tried to say it was the royal we. Etc.
      One thing for sure the bidens WILL be investigated as part of the senate trial
      And again you do understand that the only people that are in favour of a partisan impeachment are the democrats who hate trump? independent voters will see this as a waste of time and more likely to vote for trump especially with the booming economy etc.
      You might hate trump but unless an impeachment is bi partisan then it will not succeed
      Sorry to disappoint but the dems started impeachment of trump in 2015 and several have said that if they dont impeach the dems can not win 2020?!
      Next few .months will be interesting
      ( keep up the hate for trump maybe you could get lucky) xpxo.

    • @Carl os You’re in total debunked conspiracy nonsense land. Good luck getting out of being gas-lit…

    • @Pokarot next 6 months and we will all know
      Trump should thank Pelosi and Schiff publicly for handing him the election on a plate

    • @Carl os Even if he wins an election isn’t about who committed what crimes. You’re proof that facts aren’t important to some people.

    • @Pokarot I am proof that some people still believe that people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and I do hope that it never becomes the normal that people can assume, presume and hear say and that can send some one to the chair!!

  7. Trump is Treasonous Trash!
    Even Low IQ Trumpturds know this is a FACT!!!!

    • The big problem is, his supporters don’t care!

    • @happy jack2 You are just as mentally ill as Trump if you take pleasure from fellow American’s pain you falsely believe your lack of thinking is inflicting on them. Trump is not able to preform the duties of his office and is unable to live up to his oath of office and you are merely misled by the pied piper of POTUS’s.

    • A seagypsy's Adventures | December 7, 2019 at 2:13 PM | Reply

      Pelosi and shiff are treasonous witches!!!!

    • Sadly, they don’t.

  8. Arthur Schnapka | December 7, 2019 at 3:30 AM | Reply

    How many crimes has this President committed that we don’t know about yet????

  9. The problem is, there are so many criminals in this administration, it could be anybody.

    • A seagypsy's Adventures | December 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM | Reply

      Only criminals are Pelosi and shiff for lying !!

    • @A seagypsy’s Adventures comment is stupid oh your Trump supporter does Mom know that you crayons

    • Ya, right. At first you say this ex-Reality Tv show host could never win or be President.
      Now, you say he’s “Head of a criminal organisation that took over the White House.” Get your stories straight TDS sufferers! You’re all nuts and that’s what History will record about this. Senate stops this non-sense. Get over it. The Swamp will continue to be drained whether you like it or not.

    • @MVpro: Not anybody. Just Republicans. They are all incriminating themselves by protecting Trump at all costs.

  10. Gustavo Fabregas | December 7, 2019 at 4:01 AM | Reply

    This is straight up a Brown Shirt move. Intimidate until they change their mind or don’t even come out with anything.

    • Gustavo Fabregas | December 7, 2019 at 10:15 AM | Reply

      @vince kelly And as a progressive I hated that the DNC and Hillary Clinton We’re In Cahoots against Bernie. If anything when Trump had the House and Senate for the last 2 years he should have had an investigation into that, but he didn’t because one thing Republicans and corporate Democrats have in common….they both have a loathing of progressives or true progressives.

    • @Gustavo Fabregas “who’s sending those threats”

      Trump heavily implied that the whistle blower was close to a spy and that they should treat it like the old days and murder them.

    • Gustavo Fabregas | December 7, 2019 at 12:23 PM | Reply

      @Pokarot well you just said it…. that’s one of them. You just admitted that Trump basically threatened the guy, so there you go.

    • @Gustavo Fabregas I never argued otherwise…

    • Gustavo Fabregas | December 7, 2019 at 1:53 PM | Reply

      @Pokarot got it…😔

  11. I do so hope that when the whistleblower declined the House appearance, he/she named the criminal or criminals within the IRS who perpetrated this felonious intimidation. Let this whistleblower continue to blow the whistle.

    • Brilliant Hooligans | December 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM | Reply

      Pokarot what does the constitution say about House Speakers being worth 150 mil while only making 225k?

    • How is guy who got paid >$200 Million to push Unhinged Conspiracy Fantasies, only worth $2 Million in Public?? Transvestite “Rachel” must be using Offshore Tax Havens for his holdings.
      Lets Audit YOUR taxes, Drag Queen “Rachel”!

    • @Brilliant Hooligans your English is very good comrade. But you change the subject too much. It makes it obvious that you’re trolling.

  12. Gotta blow that whistle HARDER , root out corruption

  13. He said where you going to find another president like me? Somebody said at the graveyard

  14. CatfishHunter61 | December 7, 2019 at 7:23 AM | Reply

    I’d like to believe that Richie Neal would do the right thing here. But after the way he drug his feet with the asking for Trump’s tax returns, I can’t put ANY faith in him doing the right thing here.

  15. “Suggest” “possible” lol

  16. The person who “informed” the whistleblower about maybe going to jail has broken US Federal law and should be indicted and brought before a Federal court and tried just like any other criminal..

  17. Oh by the way. The Republicans don’t care about breaking Federal law when it’s helping their agenda..

    • A seagypsy's Adventures | December 7, 2019 at 2:12 PM | Reply

      The Democrats are committing treason by trying to impeach without evidence!!!!

    • @A seagypsy’s Adventures what would be evidence to you?
      We know the aid was held until the whistleblower exposed trump.
      We have heard at least 8 ambassadors testifying that this behavior by the administration was irregular.
      No trump officials have testified to defendcthe president because if they lie under oath they go to jail.
      What else do you need?

  18. The whole administration needs to be dumped. The rot is too pervasive to leave any of them in place.

  19. Putin would be proud , although he tends to deal with whistleblowers in a more direct manner !

  20. Manuela Costa Lima | December 7, 2019 at 8:09 PM | Reply

    Whistleblowers Rule of Thumb: If you don’t want to hear my damned whistle, just follow the rule of law and don’t commit the blasted crime!

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