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Tue Mar 26, 2019, 04:42 PM

Lawmaker still seeks Trump tax returns regardless of Mueller report

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March 26, 2019 / 4:55 PM / Updated 23 minutes ago
David Morgan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on tax policy in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday that he is determined to seek President Donald Trumpís tax returns, despite the political victory handed to Trump by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

ďIím committed to this. This is not just about one individual. This is a policy issue. And we think that thereís a test here of the law,Ē House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal told reporters. But he declined to say when he could take action to seek Trumpís returns.

Neal is the only House lawmaker authorized by federal law to request U.S. taxpayer records from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. His pending request for Trumpís returns is widely seen as a linchpin for Democratic efforts to investigate the presidentís taxes and business dealings for potential conflicts of interest or violations of the Constitution.

Democrats, who have launched a number of probes against Trump since winning last yearís midterm election, suffered a blow over the weekend when the Justice Department announced that Mueller found no evidence that Trumpís 2016 presidential campaign took part in Russian election meddling. The finding has enhanced Trumpís political standing.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-trump-congress/lawmaker-still-seeks-trump-tax-returns-regardless-of-mueller-report-idUSKCN1R72N7

And republicans said that it could possible turn this into a political weapon..................ask the state of New York how it feels about being defrauded out of 400 million in taxes by the fraud.................go fish some more, Rep. Neal has the authority and the law to request it, and until that law is overturned......................your screwed.................republicans and your traitor boss......................its that simple he's a fraud, cheat and liar, just like mob boss.....................prove it otherwise.........................



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Reply Lawmaker still seeks Trump tax returns regardless of Mueller report (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2019 OP
manor321 Mar 2019 #1
leftieNanner Mar 2019 #2
cureautismnow Mar 2019 #3
fescuerescue Mar 2019 #4

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 04:44 PM

1. What kind of dumb headline is that for an article?

 

The tax returns are about far more than Mueller was even tasked with investigating. How can a reporter be so stupid?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 04:51 PM

2. This would be great, but

Mnuchin will stall and obfuscate 100%. We certainly have the law behind us in this (and many other things) but I think the Repugs will just say NO! Make me!

The rule of law is hanging by a thread in this country.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 05:07 PM

3. They should have done this on Day 1.

Two months later and he's determined to seek the returns. Get them and him already.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 05:17 PM

4. We will never see those tax returns

I think at this point it's simply a rallying cry.

The mueller report served that purpose until Friday. Now something different is needed.

IMO, this is like abortion for the Republicans. Republicans like Abortion as a way to rally voters.

If the leadership really wanted those returns, they would have them by now. But frankly its far far better to use the lack of them as a way to rally voters.

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