Dems file FOIA request for Trumps tax records
The Political Action Group Democratic Coalition Against Trump has filed a FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) request to try and obtain tax records of Donald Trump. Although they claim that similar requests have been successful in the past it would be illegal for the IRS to honor it. IRC§ 6103 prohibits the release of tax return information to anyone even other government agencies unless the request for information meets one of the specific exceptions laid out in that code section. Wanting to know information about a political opponent is not even close to any exception listed under the IRC. Although releasing the information would be illegal, that doesn’t mean they won’t do it. IRS employees have violated this law on various occasions in recent years to try and influence elections.