House Democrats issue subpoenas to Steve Mnuchin and IRS seeking Trump’s tax returns.

By |2019-05-10T14:37:53-08:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Unbelievable that it has come to this.

Courtesy of CNN:

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal has issued subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the committee told CNN on Friday, an escalation in the fight for the President’s personal financial records and the latest step this week in Democrats’ fight for information from the Trump administration.

Neal sent subpoenas to both IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. A Treasury spokesman confirmed to CNN it has received Neal’s subpoena request.

Neal, who has unilateral subpoena power, took the step days after the Treasury Department formally denied Neal’s request for six years of the President’s personal and business tax returns earlier this week.
While Neal did not need a subpoena to eventually move to court, he issued them on the advice of House counsel whom he consulted with throughout the process.

Unlike other requests for information coming from House Democrats, Neal is relying on a decades-old tax statute — 6103 — that says that the House Ways and Means chairman, Senate Finance Committee chairman or chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation can request any individual’s tax information in the course of their legislative business. Democrats have argued under that statute they have the ability to request Trump’s tax returns even without a subpoena, but internal deliberations got Neal to the point where the advice was that a subpoena could bolster the case in court. The Democrats on Neal’s committee have argued that they need access to the President’s tax returns in order to understand how the IRS administers the presidential audit program even as Republicans and the Treasury Department have argued it is not a legitimate legislative purpose.

Of course, Trump has already ordered that nobody should cooperate with ANY requests or even subpoenas for information from Congress. 

Clearly, the Democrats are creating a paper trail showing that they are dotting the “I’s” and crossing the “T’s” before this thing arrives in federal court. 

Welcome to that constitutional crisis that we have been hearing so much about. 

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  1. aNOn May 11, 2019 at 8:34 am

    ““He was on TV!” said Reid incredulously.

    “Yeah, but he wasn’t on the radar,” said Akerman. “They viewed him as a clown. He wasn’t viewed as somebody who was connected with organized crime necessarily, even though he was, it turns out. He wasn’t somebody who people looked at thinking that there was a crime here. I was in the U.S. attorney’s office during some of this stuff and I never heard his name mentioned once. Now you look at what you see in the rearview mirror, and there is just series of criminal activities related to tax fraud, overvaluing, all of the things Michael Cohen talked about.”

    “If I were on the Judiciary Committee, I’d get all those tax returns, I’d get all of his financial statements submitted to banks,” said Akerman. “I think what you’re going to find is that he cheated on his taxes, he cheated the banks, and he did exactly what Paul Manafort did and was convicted of, and is now spending seven and a half years in jail for.””

    • Dan the Man Rather May 11, 2019 at 10:37 am

      FB>”We are long past the point of acknowledging that the most logical explanation for the president’s actions is he has something (or many somethings) to hide.
      Furthermore, I think it’s abundantly clear that Donald Trump would not be president had it not been for the fiction of The Apprentice.
      Whenever that thought bubbles into my consciousness I am stunned anew.”

  2. anon May 11, 2019 at 8:59 am

    “I think they believe the information is being sought will be damaging to their political and legal interests, and they have made a decision, if that’s the case, rather than give it up, we’ll stonewall and delay and hope the 2020 election comes and goes before anyone sees the documents.”

  3. HRH May 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    That photo is following him and his severely surgically-enhanced wife to their graves. And even afterwards!

  4. Anonymous May 11, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    ““They hijacked it to maintain power for themselves,'” “They don’t work for or represent you.”

    “These radicals who have forfeited their job representing you, continue to resist, create havoc and claim Constitutional crisis,”

    “Most important, start gearing up for 2020. We need a House of Representatives that represents the people in this great nation. The people who want to remake America and maintain their own power. God help us and God help us if we elect these same people and they stay in control of our country,”

  5. Fact$ May 12, 2019 at 7:02 am



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