On more than one occasion, President Donald Trump has spoken about the unsavory, if not outright illegal collusion between rogue government sources and the media.
As is often the case, when the president draws attention to an issue, his concerns are often confirmed in short order.
Case in point, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof coveted such complicity in a tweet Sunday asking for an IRS source to leak Trump’s income tax returns.
…an illegal act.
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
Clearly Kristof yearns for the days under Barack Obama, when the IRS was a more reliable ally to the left.
Social media users were quick to note that not only would it be illegal for an IRS employees to leak the returns, Kristof’s solicitation might draw a little scrutiny as well.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— MrRandy 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@MrRandalB) March 6, 2017
— ✪ realDeal ✪ (@NoMoreRomney) March 6, 2017
— Deplorable Esquire (@PruneHamp) March 6, 2017
— 0ne Good Gonz0 (@serr8d) March 6, 2017
— #MakeDCListen™ (@RickCanton) March 6, 2017
— obamagate (@McCarthyKnew) March 6, 2017
conspiracy before the crime? Maybe the IRS will leak yours… Or the NSA can leak your browsing history. Order pizza much? @NickKristof
— ??Thomas-S Fla?? (@thomassfl) March 6, 2017
@NickKristof in case you lose this, Imma put your encouragement of IRS officials to break the law right here. Evidence. pic.twitter.com/kJSriPIPo0
— I’m MAGA Smart (@IAmSoSmart) March 6, 2017
@NickKristof have you lost your fucking mind?….asking someone to break a federal law?
— Steven Shaw☣ (@czechov) March 6, 2017
@NickKristof Conspiracy to commit a crime is a felony there Nicki boy.
— Keith Rodebush (@calfcreek_2) March 6, 2017
@NickKristof sad. The IRS already targeted conservatives under the Obama administration and now this guy openly asking for more lawlessness
— Briant Ulley (@BriantUlley) March 6, 2017
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