Attorney General William Barr could really be doing it and The New York Times is furious. The far-left, anti-Trump newspaper never expected to be held accountable — and one lawmaker is pushing for it to happen as soon as possible.
“I write to ask that the Department of Justice investigate whether any information about President Trump’s tax returns were illegally released to the New York Times,” wrote Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) in a letter to Barr.
Zeldin also asked Barr if he would find out “whether any action needs to be taken by the Department of Justice regarding this issue,” particularly since the information in question was “confidential” and should not have been released.
The Republican lawmaker’s letter was particularly urgent since the Times intends to publish “additional information” related to Trump’s tax returns — and it is why he would like Barr to look into “whether federal crimes were committed.”
After all, while freedom of the press is enshrined in the First Amendment for good reason, it is not a license to release confidential, private information. The Constitution doesn’t protect anyone from breaking the law.
But the Times isn’t concerned with following basic rules of journalism or decency — or possibly even the law. Sadly, a once-great newspaper became a partisan mouthpiece for the Democratic Party a long time ago.
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