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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:08 PM

House Democrats prepare case to request Trump tax returns




House Democrats prepare case to request Trump tax returns
Democrats are crafting a request to send to the IRS and say they will "take all necessary steps" to obtain the president's returns.
March 1, 2019, 4:52 PM EST
By Heidi Przybyla


WASHINGTON ó The top tax-writing committee in the House is readying a request for years of President Donald Trumpís personal tax returns that is expected to land at the Internal Revenue Service as early as the next few weeks, according to congressional aides involved in the process. And Democrats are prepared to "take all necessary steps," including litigation, in order to obtain them.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., has asked the committeeís attorneys to prepare the request, according to two aides involved in the process. Neal has also contacted the chairs of several other House investigative committees, including Oversight and Government Reform, Financial Services, Intelligence and Judiciary, asking them to provide detailed arguments for why they need the presidentís tax returns to conduct their probes.

"Every day the American people and Congress learn more about President Trumpís improprieties, from conflicts of interest to influence peddling, potential tax evasion and violations of the Constitution ó all roads leading back to President Trumpís finances," said Ashley Etienne, spokeswoman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"These improprieties, and the lack of transparency around them, give the House legitimate legislative, oversight and legal reasons to review the Presidentís tax returns. We will take all necessary steps, including litigation, if necessary, to obtain them." Etienne confirmed that the committees are working together to "ensure the House is able to present the strongest possible case."


Ways and Means is the only congressional committee with the authority to directly make the request for Trumpís returns. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, whose department has authority over the IRS, will decide whether or not to grant the request.

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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:11 PM

1. They'll need a Russian interpreter to sift through them

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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:19 PM

2. "Steven Mnuchin ... will decide whether or not to grant the request" my ass!

It's the fucking law, dipshit.

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