NYT's Nick Kristof Urges IRS Employees To Illegally Leak Trump's Tax Return

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On Sunday evening, the New York Times' columnist Nicholas Kristoff urged IRS employees Sunday to break the law, and leak Donald Trump’s tax returns to his publication: “If you’re in IRS and have a certain president’s tax return that you’d like to leak, my address is: NYT, 620 Eighth Ave, NY NY 10018,” Nicholas Kristof wrote on Twitter.

As the Hill reminds us, the release of an individual's unauthorized tax returns is a felony. While reporters who publish illegally obtained information that they did not solicit are traditionally not prosecuted - recall that in September 2016 the NYT released an old Trump tax return without legal consequences-  the legal picture becomes less clear if the reporters are involved in the leaking of the information.

On this issue, the U.S. code on unauthorized disclosure of information states quite clearly that "It shall be unlawful for any person to whom any return or return information (as defined in section 6103(b)) is disclosed in a manner unauthorized by this title thereafter willfully to print or publish in any manner not provided by law any such return or return information... Any violation of this paragraph shall be a felony punishable by a fine in any amount not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment of not more than 5 years, or both, together with the costs of prosecution."

A veteran NYT reporter, the Harvard-educated Kristof has covered global affairs for the NYT since 2001. Last September before the election, the Times was sent Trump's 1995 tax documents anonymously. After verification, the paper printed the documents in full a few days later. 

Shortly thereafter, Trump’s attorney sent a letter to the paper's editors stating that publishing the tax documents was “illegal” because "Mr. Trump has not authorized the disclosure of any of his tax returns.” 

New York Times editor Dean Baquet had stated publicly earlier in September that he was willing to risk going to jail to publish Trump's tax returns. Should some IRS "source" respond to Kristof and illegally share Trump's tax documents, Baquet may get his request.

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PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Mar 6, 2017 11:48 AM

That's a crime.

Keyser's picture

Yep, conspiracy to commit a felony... Lock his ass up... 

Belrev's picture

This is a coordinated attack. The wireteap thing triggered them for real.

MSNBC Mika Brzezinski was in tears this morning when talking about Trump's wiretap twits over the weekend


BaBaBouy's picture

Donald Has to PURGE the DEEP STATE Operatives ...

They will sabotage his Work...Nothing will get done and Admin would fail.....

RockRiver's picture

Donald Has to PURGE the DEEP STATE Operatives ...


Does he really know who they are?

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Chris Dakota Mar 6, 2017 12:55 PM

GUANTANAMO is about to become way more popular.

Government Spooks Can Use the Mic And Camera on Trump’s Phone Even When He Thinks it is Turned Off




Donald Has to PURGE the DEEP STATE Operatives ...


Does he really know who they are?

- Just basic data mining (SEARCH) and get rid of everyone employed in the last 16years.

Then hire some patriots. West Point Academy graduates are ~ 99% fullproof.

MalteseFalcon's picture

"New York Times editor Dean Baquet had stated publicly earlier in September that he was willing to risk going to jail to publish Trump's tax returns."

People still think Obama is president and they can get away with this kind of criminality.

A guest on a talk show recently opined that Trump could shoot someone from the legacy media on camera and Trump's supporters would applaud.

Not sure if that's true, but Trump's supporters would have no problem with Baquet being jailed "for the duration".

InjectTheVenom's picture


>>>> Nick Kristof : admired journalist  OR

>>>> Nick Kristof : incompetent toolbag

thebigunit's picture

I'm sure that Trump knows who SOME of them are.

Does he really know who they are?

And in the ancient practice of intelligence operations, if you know who some of the moles are, you can "turn" them through various means to rat out other moles.

Don't expect a lot of screaming headlines or Drudge sirens about arrests or confessions.  This will likely all happen "in the shadows".  Leaks will gradually diminish . . . and then go away.

Here's an example of a guy who might have been "turned" by Trump:


I would suspect that the former NSA Director during the Obama admistration might know where some "deep state operatives" might be found.

Ignatius's picture

Dear NSA employees, if you work for the NSA and know a certain NYT's reporter's porn/escort/fetish habits, please leak them to me at....

TheLastTrump's picture

I took hope when I saw that. There's some power hitters on Trumps side, in the background.

swamp's picture

Some are surfacing hourly.
The rest are Obama appointments

shivura's picture

does anyone here care about russian ties...or are they just getting in the way of donald's vacationing agenda?

not saying they are true but it's weird so many of you are not interested in discovering just how beholden (if at all) he might be to Putin.. his tweets on saturday were epic...beginning of the end for the orange jackass

how_this_stuff_works's picture

I'm interested in Russian ties.

But, as YOU said, "not saying they are true," I'm interested in the PROOF of Russian ties.

Make believe? Unsubstantiated? Not so much.

TheLastTrump's picture

So far Manafort has been the only Trump team member with questionable Russian ties. He left a long time ago.


Meetings with Flynn & Sessions were part of their jobs at that time, deal with it.


They've been so far up inside Donald Trumps colon that they could see out his mouth and all they found were steak pieces covered in ketchup.


If they had ANY FUCKING THING AT ALL it would be on the table right now. The leftists are just hoping for a miracle at this point.


Sic 'em Trump.

laser's picture

Zionist ties more dangerous.

disc_golfer's picture

Most zerohedgers know that the Russian thing is complete BS from a butthurt media and Demoncrat party.  No evidence has been presented, so we move on. 

Sick Underbelly's picture

What is this "vacationing agenda" about which you speak?

I'd begin caring if punctilious people like you, our elected Congresskritters, and/or the mainstream media would produce their steadfast and true research, findings and investigative facts.

Since it's much easier for you to type than to spend money investigating, I fully expect you to slowly fade into irrelevance as you continue to "care about russian ties" in such a non-committed way.


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Chris Dakota (not verified) BaBaBouy Mar 6, 2017 1:03 PM

First he is purging the media.

There is evidence of wiretapping but the media sort of ignored it while making nationwide news out of 6 fat black lesbians shutting down a freeway in California.

Trump via Twitter is making them cover the real news, its brilliant!

Media covers for pedogate because they are demonic too, just look at them.

deepstate hiding under pedogate

Son of Loki's picture

The left wing Marxist DNC'ers and neaocns like Mika are in a panic.

Odd Mika can shed a tear for this while keeping a straight face while Bush and Soweeto slaughter thousands of people in the middle east. Gasing children, blowing up hospitals, killing doctors and bombing wedding parties...not a tear from Mika.......

That's odd.

PT's picture

Whew!  Good thing Trump became President.  Otherwise they might never have thought to check his tax returns and he coulda got away with it FOREVER!!!

And will you, Hillary and DNC, just quietly accept the results of the vote if it is not in your favour?

Actually, my point for this comment is this:


As an aside, try using the text from that picture to find that picture via your favourite search engine.  Any results?  I had to resort to "other" methods.  Actually, I did not put the word "Trump" in the search engine, just all the other words.  Plenty of Trump pictures surfaced but not this one.  Anyone care to comment about that?

Keyser's picture

Toss his ass in jail... It will send a message to the rest of the Hitler Youth at the NYT... 

Colonel Klink's picture

Hitler youth, Kristof is another dirty (((douchebag))).

Perimetr's picture

Mr. Nick Kristoff

 NYT, 620 Eighth Ave

NY NY 10018


Dear Mr. Kristoff,


It has come to our attention that your tax returns are in need of an audit.

We will be contacting you shortly.




espirit's picture

Mr. Nick Kristoff

NYT, 620 Eighth Ave

NY NY 10018


Dear Mr. Kristoff,

It has come to the attention of the ZH team that every cell in your putrid body needs to be cleansed.

May we suggest ordering some of our 'special soap' to satisfy those needs?

We will ship immediately after your payment clears.

PT's picture

Carefully worded:  "A certain president's tax returns" ... Obama?  Bush?  Clinton?

bh2's picture

It doesn't really matter.

No doubt the FBI will have "watchers" on this one since journalists have no privilege of immunity when they publicly incite others to commit a criminal act.

With any luck, someone at the IRS takes him up on his offer and both end up in jail.

CheapBastard's picture

I'm glad he gave his address. Be nice if he added his email and home telephone number, just in case we have a Hot Tip.

Well, at least I know now where to forward all my junk mail.

Chupacabra-322's picture

The IRS is one of the arms of the Deep State along with the CIA, NSA, FBI, DHS, DOJ, DOD, State Dept., EPA, NOAA & NWS.

As per former CIA officer / Anti Terrorism Specialist Kevin Shipp.


nmewn's picture


Perhaps your wife Sharyl would be interested in the financial arrangements you've made that are unknown to her.

Uncertain T's picture

Perhaps Sharyl would also be interested in a list of extra-marital dating sites you've been using..... The source of course will be an unnamed, secret individual within the intelligence community.

Hard to dispute that evidence... LOL

Arnold's picture

I'm bringing home pizza.




Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Son of Loki Mar 6, 2017 1:05 PM

Mika- pedogater

TheLastTrump's picture



"You're flying right over the target Captain"

FrozenGoodz's picture

There's nothing they would find anyways, and it can't be released his under audit

besnook's picture

jesus, you are naive. the tribe has immunity from the law and the quaint idea of right and wrong.

TheLastTrump's picture

such cutesie codewords lol

Raffie's picture

Also the President by law does not have to release his tax records unless he chooses to.

When is the last time did they make a big stink about a President's tax records?

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Wanna create a perfect circle? 

1. Put that question on the left of a Venn Diagram template.

2.  On the right, put the names of Presidents and candidates with the suffix "R"

3.  Voilà!

TheLastTrump's picture

I think every prez for 30 years has done so, it's become a tradition


not a smart move when a 12,000 page? return is under audit

Bigly's picture

That ghoul needs to walk the plank.

Calling for crime publically seems to be ok to do recently.

We must reverse this trend with some very public harsh blowback

El Oregonian's picture

Yes. The crime from slime...Libtards! fill Mr. Kristof's inbox with dribble... It will match his brain.

TAALR Swift's picture

What may be a bigger crime, is the continued absence of arrests for law breaking. 

Mr.BlingBling's picture

+1 because that's what's pissing me off as well.

TheLastTrump's picture

Wait a minute...200 rioters at the inauguration charged with felony riot IIRC


others, seen reports


more messaging


listen Trump and his people are busier then a one legged man in an ass kicking contest, give him a bit

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Poaster,

Hubris. Complete, utter & in your Face Lawlessness. You're witnessing a Open, Lawless Society based on open Lawlessness.

We're a Bananna Repblic Nation of Men, not Law.

TheLastTrump's picture

lawless, yes


and we know exactly what types of people are fostering this lawlessness


no it's not the jews bugger off