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NYT’s Nicholas Kristof Could Be Guilty of Criminal Solicitation of a Felony for Asking IRS Employees to Send Him Trump’s Tax Return

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 9:01
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If Kristof were a conservative, he would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. As it is, nothing will happen, but this once again illustrates how hysterical and unhinged the left has become in its quest to destroy President Trump. No illegality is out of bounds for them.

“Was NYT Reporter’s Tweet For Trump’s Tax Returns Illegal, Or Only ‘Unethical?,’” by Kathryn Watson, Daily Caller, March 7, 2017:

It’s possible New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof crossed the free speech line into criminal solicitation of a felony Monday when he tweeted where IRS employees could send him President Donald Trump’s tax returns, legal experts say.

At least, it’s up for debate.

An IRS employee’s disclosure of tax returns to an unauthorized person is a felony, and federal law prohibits anyone from soliciting a crime. The First Amendment “wouldn’t immunize” that, wrote UCLA law professor and Washington Post columnist Eugene Volokh Monday….


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