IRS contractor Charles Littlejohn admitted to unlawfully leaking the tax returns of former President Donald Trump, in a clear violation of a fundamental public duty. Not only did Littlejohn infringe upon Trump’s privacy, but he also betrayed the trust of thousands of other individuals whose tax records he disclosed without authorization. The disclosure, timed to coincide with the 2020 presidential election, was a flagrant abuse of his position and a breach of federal law. Littlejohn now faces the possibility of a five-year prison sentence, a small price to pay for such a profound betrayal.
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