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ProPublica/IRS Leak: There's No Underlying "There" There

In our Liberty Update this week, we highlight the latest illegal leak of thousands of supposedly confidential Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxpayer returns spanning over 15 years, confirming that the partisan and power-hungry IRS simply cannot be trusted to safeguard our sensitive records, let alone to begin collecting sensitive private information from nonprofit organizations on donors who contribute to them in violation of the First Amendment.

Getting to the substance of the ProPublica/IRS leaked documents themselves, former Senator Phil Gramm and U.S. Policy Metrics partner Mike Solon explain in The Wall Street Journal how there's nothing scandalous in the least in what they reveal:

ProPublica’s 'blockbuster' story showing that the wealthy 'pay income taxes that are only…[more]

June 18, 2021 • 04:40 PM

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Biden Seeks to Further Empower Leaky IRS While Cutting Defense
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, June 17 2021
Last week brought alarming news that far-left activist website ProPublica obtained illegally leaked Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax returns on thousands of Americans spanning a period exceeding 15 years, which in turn means that unknowable numbers of political extremists and criminals now possess that sensitive data.   ProPublica didn’t identify its source, as hacking or leaking that information constitutes a federal crime, but it reconfirms how an increasingly politicized IRS simply cannot be trusted to safeguard your sensitive personal information.  Yet the Biden Administration…
 
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—Glenn Harlan Reynolds, InstaPundit.com Founder and Univ. of Tennessee Professor of Law
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