IRS/TRUMP TAXES: “The Internal Revenue Service failed to audit former President Donald J. Trump during his first two years in office despite a program that makes the auditing of sitting presidents mandatory, a House committee revealed on Tuesday after an extraordinary vote to make public six years of his tax returns…

Starting in 2018, the I.R.S. was run by a Trump appointee, Charles P. Rettig, who left the post last month. In 2016, Mr. Rettig, then a tax lawyer in Beverly Hills, Calif., published a column in Forbes that defended Mr. Trump’s decision not to release his taxes as a candidate.”

-New York Times, “I.R.S. Didn’t Audit Trump for 2 Years in Office, House Committee Says,” nytimes.com, December 20, 2022