These whiny little Democrat bastards never quit, do they?….. Can’t wait for their next bit of shenanigans!
source: Yahoo Finance/Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won’t be turning President Donald Trump’s tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House.
Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in a Monday letter that the panel’s request “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose” as Supreme Court precedent requires.
In making that determination, Mnuchin said he relied on the advice of the Justice Department. He concluded that the Treasury Department is “not authorized to disclose the requested returns and return information.”
The move, which was expected, is sure to set in motion a legal battle over Trump’s tax returns. The chief options available to Democrats are to subpoena the IRS for the returns or to file a lawsuit. Last week, Neal promised “we’ll be ready” to act soon after Monday’s deadline.
“I will consult with counsel and determine the appropriate response.”
Richard Neal, D-Mass
Ways and Means Committee Chairman
Mnuchin has said Neal’s request would potentially weaponize private tax returns for political purposes.
Rep. Bill Pascrell
“What’s unprecedented is this Secretary refusing to comply with our lawful … request. What’s unprecedented is a Justice Department that again sees its role as being bodyguard to the executive and not the rule of law………….What’s unprecedented is an entire federal government working in concert to shield a corrupt President from legal accountability.”
Shield the President, eh?…… Just like they did with Obama?…….. Oh! Wait!……Never mind!