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Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:15 AM

Trump seeks to block Treasury Department from giving his tax returns to Congress

Source: NBC

Lawyers for Donald Trump urged a federal judge Wednesday to block the Treasury Department and the IRS from handing his tax returns over to the House Ways and Means Committee.

The committee’s stated reason for seeking the returns, to examine how the IRS audits presidents, is simply a pretext for wanting to look for something embarrassing, the lawyers said in a filing in federal court in Washington, adding that the legal authority invoked by Congress has never been used against a president, a former president or any elected official.

“While House Democrats had offered countless justifications for obtaining the president’s tax returns, no one at the time had ever mentioned a desire to find out how the IRS audits presidents," they said

The committee chairman's request for Trump's tax returns "bore little resemblance to an effort to investigate how the IRS audits presidents. It asked for the information of only one president, asked for open files for which audits have not been completed, and never asked the IRS for the most relevant information — namely, how it audits presidents,” they said.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-seeks-block-treasury-department-handing-over-his-tax-returns-n1275907

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Reply Trump seeks to block Treasury Department from giving his tax returns to Congress (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 4 OP
walkingman Aug 4 #1
twodogsbarking Aug 4 #10
DENVERPOPS Aug 4 #34
Tiger8 Aug 4 #43
rso Aug 4 #2
Justice matters. Aug 4 #36
Harker Aug 4 #3
BlueWavePsych Aug 4 #4
Turbineguy Aug 4 #5
EarlG Aug 4 #6
padah513 Aug 4 #7
Evolve Dammit Aug 4 #15
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Aug 4 #46
Orrex Aug 4 #8
poli-junkie Aug 4 #19
sdfernando Aug 4 #28
Orrex Aug 4 #41
pandr32 Aug 4 #9
bucolic_frolic Aug 4 #11
rickford66 Aug 4 #12
bucolic_frolic Aug 4 #16
Texin Aug 4 #13
hibbing Aug 4 #14
Justice matters. Aug 4 #37
NellieStarbuck Aug 4 #17
Bayard Aug 4 #18
Dream Girl Aug 4 #24
Justice matters. Aug 4 #38
George II Aug 4 #20
IronLionZion Aug 4 #21
bucolic_frolic Aug 4 #25
NNadir Aug 4 #22
Escurumbele Aug 4 #42
housecat Aug 4 #23
Snackshack Aug 4 #26
jaxexpat Aug 4 #27
dianaredwing Aug 4 #29
Jon King Aug 4 #30
Steelrolled Aug 4 #31
jmowreader Aug 4 #32
riversedge Aug 4 #33
Justice matters. Aug 4 #39
Escurumbele Aug 4 #44
bucolic_frolic Aug 4 #35
intrepidity Aug 4 #40
LymphocyteLover Aug 4 #45
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 4 #47

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:18 AM

1. The bastard will probably get away with it. He always does.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:07 PM

10. It has to annoy him though. We've got that.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:11 PM

34. Doubt it

He continues to laugh his ass off as he has for the last decade about anything that they want from him.

He will die of old age before they ever get near getting him into the court system on anything, you just watch.....

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 04:19 PM

43. How many SYCOPHANTS enable him?

 

Trump has never done a damn thing for the endless parade of stupid enablers and sycophants who have enabled him.


Except for the racism, corruption, brutality, theocracy and other forms of evil that he promises....like the fat bastard con man he is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:22 AM

2. Taxes

The Judge will dismiss it with prejudice, as the law is quite clear on the authority of the House to access tax returns.

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Response to rso (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:38 PM

36. This.

Judges know the meaning of the word "SHALL" in Federal statutes.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:30 AM

3. There's a shocker. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:34 AM

4. Maybe ...


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:36 AM

5. He's so modest.

He doesn't want people to know how generous he is on paying his taxes. Just like Jesus said:

"Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward." – Matthew 6:2

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 11:37 AM

6. Lol

The committee chairman's request for Trump's tax returns "bore little resemblance to an effort to investigate how the IRS audits presidents. It asked for the information of only one president..."

Maybe that's because every single other president in recent history simply released all of their tax returns to the public so everyone could see that nothing shady was going on, until this asshole came along.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 12:04 PM

7. I know right?

Dude always plays the victim.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:17 PM

15. Always the victim

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Response to padah513 (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 05:55 PM

46. So does the entire RW. as well as evangelicals. "Poor me. Nobody likes me."

And the ridiculously rich, of course. "Why does everyone think I should pay taxes? Don't they know how many people I employ to build my yachts and rocket ships?"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 12:45 PM

8. If he fucked himself as hard as I want him to go fuck himself

He’d explode like the orange balloon full of liquid pig shit that he is.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:40 PM

19. Friggin' HILARIOUS!!!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:36 PM

28. How could he do that with that little mushroom of his????

...and I think it would take longer than 2 minutes! LOL!!!!

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 04:10 PM

41. Hmm... You make a compelling point.

Perhaps he could employ some sort of prosthetic in this balloon popping endeavor.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 12:57 PM

9. TFG "doth protest too much"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:09 PM

11. They didn't have to ask for the tax returns of other presidents

Those presidents released them voluntarily. So the "facts" behind their logic are pure vapor.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:15 PM

12. Didn't they have to ask for Nixon's taxes ?

He got nailed for under reporting I believe.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:18 PM

16. I remember Spiro's tax problems

Could be for Nixon too. Of course that was 50 years ago.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:15 PM

13. This is his standard operating practice: file a lawsuit.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:16 PM

14. That's one long audit

I thought that was why he was not releasing them. If anyone is the market for a bridge..


Peace

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Response to hibbing (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:45 PM

37. It's like spaghetti noodles without the sauce...

Frauds and money launderings hidden through millions of transactions between thousands of LLCs...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:19 PM

17. They're complaining that no other President has had their tax returns subpoenaed.

I seem to recall that no other President has refused to turn over their tax returns, so that was never necessary before.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:27 PM

18. My understanding

Was that Congress doesn't need a reason. If they want them from any citizen, you have to hand them over.

TFG acts like he has a choice. Besides, doesn't NY already have them?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:59 PM

24. Exactly. No reasoner justfication. The law is clear.

 

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Response to Bayard (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:46 PM

38. NY has the state sheets. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:44 PM

20. He's still playing that "under audit" game. Shit, have the IRS close the audits, release....

....the returns, and then open the audits again.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:46 PM

21. Dude is definitely hiding something shady

that he doesn't want Congress to see. Interesting to say it's something embarrassing. Maybe he's broke!

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:06 PM

25. Imagine if his bankers found the fantasy behind his loan apps

Did I mention I'm worth a billion six in my own mind?

I have to compound at 34% for 80 years, but still ... I'm on the way.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:51 PM

22. He is only the second President to be subject to criminal investigation.

The other was pardoned before the complete investigation even started.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 04:18 PM

42. Both republicans...

it is a vicious cycle, republicans take power the country goes to crap, Democrats take power and they fix it, then republicans take over and the country goes to crap, Democrats take over they fix it again, and the vicious cycle repeats itself...why is it that people don't learn!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 01:55 PM

23. I am a lawyer and I just quit. The system makes no sense, and I don't need the headache.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:21 PM

26. How many times

Does a person get to go back to a judge and ask for a do over? FFS.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:32 PM

27. They got this from Capone's attorneys. It's plagiarism, plain and simple.

Except for where it had said "racketeer or mob boss" was changed to president or slum lord.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:43 PM

29. If there's nothing embarassing

to be found, what is the problem? And since when did tfg care?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:45 PM

30. Internal Revenue Service "shall furnish" the returns of any taxpayer

Its amazing this will drag on and on and on. The statute is simple, shall furnish does not mean only sometimes, for some people.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:46 PM

31. After five years of this

I won't take interest until something actually happens.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 02:56 PM

32. Okay Don, you got us

We're really trying to figure out how big of a crook you are.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:01 PM

33. Also asks " "to end all ongoing examinations" of Trump and his companies.



The Trump legal team’s court filing Wednesday asked a federal judge not only to block Treasury from handing over the tax returns, but also to order the Ways and Means Committee "to end all ongoing examinations" of Trump and his companies.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:52 PM

39. It will fail, just like his frivolous 60+ other lawsuits for overturning the election.

I can't believe there still are lawyers out there willing to lose their credibility without ever getting paid for their sham by that orange terrorist!

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Response to Justice matters. (Reply #39)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 04:22 PM

44. You are correct. There is no prestige or gains representing that thug, why do they lend themselves

to it?

What is in their minds? They are not going to get paid, they will be thrown under the bus sometime later, his peers won't look at them in a favorable light again, some may be suspended or disbarred...I mean, WHY???

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:21 PM

35. If his tax returns would silence his critics, he would have released them several years ago

Just sayin'

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 03:59 PM

40. Stall, stall, stall,

stall, stall, stall, and then for good measure, stall some more.

That's all he is doing and ever does. Because it works.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 04:27 PM

45. FFS-- didn't the supreme court already decide this???

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 4, 2021, 09:22 PM

47. Neal Katyal roasts Trump on tax return decision, "we finally found a draft Trump couldn't dodge."

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