[Ed. – This is not a case of shooting the messenger. 26 U.S. Code § 7213 makes it illegal to disclose unauthorized information, including tax returns. Whoever leaked this info to the Times is guilty of a felony, as conceivably is the Times itself.]
Brady, the head Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, released a statement on the Times report that was published Sunday, saying a “felony crime was committed” by giving Trump’s tax information to the newspaper.
“While many critics question the article’s accuracy, equally troubling is the prospect that a felony crime was committed by releasing the private tax return information of an individual — in this case the President’s,” he said.
“To ensure every American is protected against the illegal release of their tax returns for political reasons, I am calling for an investigation of the source and to prosecute if the law was broken,” he added.