In an open exchange on twitter Sunday with Matthew Yglesias, editor of Vox, propagandist for the #FakeNews New York Times, Nicholas Kristof solicited Internal Revenue Service staffers for President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
But if you’re in IRS and have a certain president’s tax return that you’d like to leak, my address is: NYT, 620 Eighth Ave, NY NY 10018. https://t.co/ujYe100Tn9
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 6, 2017
What Kristof is proposing is a felony.
It shall be unlawful for any person to whom any return or return information (as defined in section 6103(b)) is disclosed in a manner unauthorized by this title thereafter willfully to print or publish in any manner not provided by law any such return or return information. Any violation of this paragraph shall be a felony punishable by a fine in any amount not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution…
At once Kristof was put on notice by many on twitter who made it clear that said disclosure is a felony. The FBI was also alerted.
— Deplorable Esquire (@PruneHamp) March 6, 2017
@NickKristof You do realize, that request, is Unlawful?
— Jon 🇺🇸⚓️🇺🇸 ⚓️USN (@SSNjl) March 6, 2017
.@NickKristof So just to clarify: You’re soliciting a felony, “journalist”?
— E.MAGA (@E_MAGA_) March 6, 2017
@NickKristof Conspiracy to commit a crime is a felony there Nicki boy.
— Keith Rodebush (@calfcreek_2) March 6, 2017
— #MakeDCListen™ (@RickCanton) March 6, 2017
“What Wikileaks did was treasonous and illegal. Oh and BTW feel free to break the law and leak me Trump’s tax returns” @NickKristof
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 6, 2017
Annnnddddd the media wonders why they are called the opposition. https://t.co/WzLExAlYor
— R.Q. Evans 🇺🇸 (@associateq) March 6, 2017
That is a federal crime, but Okey dokey. https://t.co/3RvAIgNbDS
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) March 6, 2017
How about we see your tax returns and put a lot of scrutiny if you take influence money from Soros. https://t.co/vuMQ0m1wS0
— Fistful of Doom (@fistfulofdoom) March 6, 2017
Cross-posted at Wow! Magazine.