Senate Minority Leader

(R-Ky.) on Tuesday said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI need to investigate the disclosure of confidential tax information to ProPublica and bring criminal charges against those who are responsible.

"Actual consequences. As a matter of justice, and as a practical deterrent," McConnell said in a Senate floor speech. “The federal government owes taxpayers nothing less.”

The floor speech comes after McConnell, Senate Finance Committee ranking member

(R-Idaho) and Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member

(R-Iowa) 

to DOJ and the FBI urging them to investigate the disclosure and prosecute whoever was behind it.

on the taxes of prominent U.S. billionaires that was based on IRS data it obtained from an anonymous source. The news outlet said that it does not know the identity of its source and didn't solicit the information.

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