Whistleblower’s allegation of interference with the president’s IRS audit
First, the whistleblower could boost their legal case. Democrats want to see the president’s tax returns partly because they don’t trust him not to improperly influence his audit. The IRS has said such concerns are “unfounded,” but if Democrats have evidence of possible interference, those concerns would be pretty well-founded.
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee sued the Trump administration in July for defying a federal disclosure law that is supposed to give certain congressional committee chairs access to anyone’s private tax information. The Treasury Department has refused to turn over the president’s tax returns in response to first a formal request and then a subpoena from the Ways and Means panel.HUFF POST