The House Ways and Means Committee is considering a deposition of a whistleblower who has claimed that there has been interference in the process of auditing President Trump’s taxes, according to CNN.
The matter concerns a different whistleblower than the one in the ongoing impeachment process, CIA agent Eric Ciaramella. This whistleblower complaint emerged in the summer, and concerns a process that is not strictly required by law, but rather a matter of an unofficial precedent, when it comes to auditing the taxes of the president and vice president.
This whistleblower has already spoken to the staff of Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) according to the Washington Post, although Wyden would not confirm these reports. Wyden is the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, which would be another committee in charge of investigating such a matter.
This development is the latest in a series of efforts by the Democrats to gain access to President Trump’s tax returns, which have repeatedly failed. Most recently, the Supreme Court blocked a lower court’s ruling that President Trump must hand over his taxes to the House Oversight Committee in response to the committee’s subpoena.