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Archive for July 7th, 2022

Comey, McCabe Underwent Rare, Intensive Audit After Tiff with Trump

James Comey (Twitter photo)

By Steve Neavling

Former FBI Director James Comey and his then-deputy Andrew McCabe were selected by the IRS for an intensive, rare and purportedly random audit, The New York Times reports

Comey and McCabe both received letters from the IRS indicating it was conducting National Research Program audits of their tax returns. 

“We must examine randomly-selected tax returns to better understand tax compliance and improve the fairness of the tax system,” the letters state.

The audits drew suspicion because they are extremely rare, and Comey and McCabe had both drawn the ire of former President Donald Trump. 

In fact, the odds of being selected for the audit is about one in every 30,600. 

“Maybe it’s a coincidence or maybe somebody misused the IRS to get at a political enemy,” Comey told The Times. “Given the role Trump wants to continue to play in our country, we should know the answer to that question.”

As a result of the audit, Comey received a $347 refund, and McCabe owed a small amount of money. 

“The revenue agent I dealt with was professional and responsive,” McCabe said. “Nevertheless, I have significant questions about how or why I was selected for this.”

TSA on Track to Set Another Record for Gun Seizures at Airport Checkpoints

By Steve Neavling

The TSA is on track to set another record for the most guns seized at airport checkpoints, the agency announced Thursday. 

The agency seized more than 3,000 guns at checkpoints nationwide in the first six months of this year. 

That’s an average of 17 guns per day. 

The TSA set a record last year with 5,972 gun seizures. That was a 35% increase over the previous year. https://www.ticklethewire.com/2022/01/19/record-number-of-firearms-discovered-at-airport-checkpoints-in-2021/