A career official at the Internal Revenue Service who filed a whistleblower complaint over the summer met with Senate Finance Committee staff members earlier this month, a congressional aide told The New York Times. In their complaint, the whistleblower accused at least one political appointee at the Treasury Department of trying to interfere with an audit of President Trump's tax returns. They spoke with staffers for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the chairman and ranking Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee. The whistleblower contacted the staff of the House Ways and Means Committee in July, claiming that political appointees were getting involved in the audit and putting pressure of some kind on senior IRS officials, the Times reports. Details of the allegations remain unclear, and the House Ways and Means Committee is still reviewing the complaint.
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