Neal Statement on Trump’s Use of IRS to Target Political Enemies

Jul 7, 2022
Press Release

SPRINGFIELD, MA— House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement in response to a news report that former President Trump’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) selected both former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for “random” audits:

“The recent news report that not just one, but two of former President Trump’s foes were subject to rare, invasive audits under his IRS is an unlikely coincidence, and reeks of political targeting.

“The American people put their trust in the IRS, and count on it to be beyond reproach. This political targeting by the former administration is a crack in IRS’s fragile credibility that threatens its core mission—full and fair tax administration. As I said to Inspector General George this morning, TIGTA must immediately conduct a comprehensive investigation. The public needs to know the extent of this wrongdoing, and bad actors should be held accountable. ”