by Holmes Lybrand at Breitbart
An Internal Revenue Service contractor accused of leaking the tax information of former President Donald Trump and thousands of the nation’s wealthiest people to news organizations has pleaded guilty.
Charles Littlejohn, 38, of Washington, D.C., entered his guilty plea Thursday to one count of disclosing tax return information without authorization.
He is to be sentenced Jan. 29, when he faces a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.
“By using his role as a government contractor to gain access to private tax information, steal that information and disclose it publicly, Charles Littlejohn broke federal law and betrayed the public’s trust,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.
The tax returns of the former president were an issue of contention during his first presidential campaign and then during his tenure as commander in chief as he broke tradition by not revealing it to the public. Trump had argued he couldn’t reveal his tax information as he was under audit — an issue the IRS said didn’t prevent him from maintaining the tradition.
Littlejohn worked as a contractor for the IRS,…Continue Reading