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The US tax administration announced Thursday that it has requested an independent investigation into the very rare audit to which two sworn enemies of Donald Trump were subjected.
James Comey, the director of the FBI until his dismissal by Trump in 2017, and Andrew McCabe, James Comey's deputy and temporary replacement, have both been subjected to a very thorough audit of their tax filings when the Republican billionaire was still in the White House.
Only a few thousand Americans have to submit to this audit each year and are supposed to be chosen completely at random. How these two men, both enemies of the former president because of their role in the Russian investigation, both came to be selected has raised questions.
“Maybe is it a coincidence, or maybe someone cheated the taxman to go after a political enemy. Given the role Trump wants to continue to play in our country, we need to know the answer to that question,” Comey told The New York Times, the first outlet to reveal the audit.
The US IRS confirmed in a statement that its chief had requested the launch of an audit to shed light on the case.
Donald Trump had abruptly dismissed James Comey in 2017 while he investigated the interference in the 2016 election suspected of having contributed to the surprise victory of the ex-businessman.