IRS asks watchdog to investigate Comey and McCabe audits


The IRS said Thursday it had asked one of its watchdogs to investigate how two former top FBI officials frequently criticized by former President Donald Trump were singled out for intense audits.

The agency said in a statement that Commissioner Chuck Rettig had personally contacted the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration about the matter.

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey and his former deputy, Andrew McCabe, had both received audits from the National Search Program in recent years. As few as several thousand tax returns per year are chosen for these audits, out of tens of millions of those filed with the IRS.


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