During President Trump's time in office, former FBI Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe were chosen for rare IRS audits of their tax returns for 2017 and 2019 respectively. The audits of the two men and their wives are part of a program that randomly selects tax returns to examine compliance and improve the system, according to the IRS website. The odds of being selected for that audit in any given year is around 30,000 to 1. While an IRS spokesperson insisted it is "ludicrous and untrue to suggest that senior IRS officials somehow targeted specific individuals" for such audits, critics believe this move is politically motivated. Daniel Lippman, Reporter at Politico, breaks down the rarity of the audits and the connection to former President Trump.