My column this week was about how it's now open season on the tax returns of right-of-center billionaires. The examples were the Koch brothers, Ronald Lauder, and Sheldon Adelson. The latest case, news of which broke after the column ran, is Maurice "Hank" Greenberg.
The New York Times reports that the attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, has begun an investigation and issued subpoenas aimed at the Starr Foundation, a $1.3 billion foundation chaired by Maurice Greenberg. The foundation supported the Chamber of Commerce, which supports tort reform and other causes not beloved by most left-wing Democrats.
Maybe I am missing something, but it sure looks like an attempt by Mr. Schneiderman, a Democrat, to try to hassle Mr. Greenberg into silence. The last New York attorney general who took on Mr. Greenberg, Eliot Spitzer, wound up with a show on Current TV.