Thursday July 7, 2022 – The IRS is being accused, yet again, of political targeting. This time the alleged targets are former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Both men were subject to a National Research Program audit (NRP). The NRP is run from the IRS’s Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics Division. That division is directed by career statisticians and data scientists.
Those chosen for an audit are randomly selected by a computer program from a list of taxpayers across the income spectrum to determine compliance levels with the nation’s tax codes, according to John Koskinen, the former IRS commissioner.
Current IRS commissioner , Charles Rettig, was appointed by President Trump. His term ends in November 2022. There was already talk of the Biden Administration replacing him. Now, some in Congress are demanding he be fired immediately.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy reviews the allegations on Today’s Tax Talk.