Skip to comments.NBC News Reports: House Ways and Means Committee Intends To Request Trump's Tax Returns
Posted on 11/07/2018 6:20:28 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
Chris Matthews said President Trump's tax returns will be subpoenaed following the news that NBC News called the House for Democrats.
Later in the show, MSNBC host and legal analyst Ari Melber reported sources on the House Ways and Means Committee told him House Democrats would go to court to get the returns if the president doesn't hand them over after a subpoena.
"I spoke with the House Ways and Means Committee, breaking news. They do intend to request President Trump's tax returns. That's important because, as you know and as we have reported, this is something that does not require the Senate, it does not require even a full House vote. Under federal law, the chair of the Ways and Means Committee has the power to request anyone's tax returns. They believe that includes, flatly, the now. We are seeing the ramifications of Democrats on these committees," Melber said.
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Let them try and court. You can’t force someone to hand over their tax returns. At least not legally. Thank God for Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.
Not demand, because they can’t.
Let the games begin and watch the slim House majority slip away in 2020 as moderates who voted for legislative action and not investigations vote for Trump candidates next time. The more I think about it, I think Trump isn’t too disappointed with this as it can only help him and his movement.
They can request all they want.
Not being legal or possible won’t stop the Dems from trying. It will just be one of a continuous stream of attempts to smear and tarnish Trump with the MSM joining in and magnifying it all 24/7.
” You first”
If not get F##ked.
They’ll find just what Rachel Maddow found - nothing!
They think there’s some secret in his tax returns. There isn’t.
They’re going to look at two things, his actual tax rate and his charitable giving, so they can compare it to democrats. This is why the Clintons released their tax returns with their 32% tax rate (they intentionally paid extra taxes or didn’t take credits to hike this up) and high charitable giving (which mostly went back into the Clinton Foundation, so they got a twofer).
And any large tax breaks Trump took way back were written into law by democrat congresses.
So go for it, democrats. You’ll get nothing but headlines and talking points.
President Trump should fight it all the way to SCOTUS. They will decide. In 2 or 3 years...Maybe.
Dems are going to be disappointed. The Republicans just found out how little power the house actually has. They request for documents for two years...
Wish in one hand and crap in the other, see which one fills up first.
He can hand them over when Hillary submits her e mails.
Sessions will give Dems everything they want in a New York minute, which is why he will be gone before January.
THIS is the kind of thing THEY think they were elected to office to do.
I guess if their constituents don’t care about the way their money is used, then why should anyone else?
You have my tax returns. The NYTimes published them TWICE on their front page weeks ago. Donald J Trump.
The Democrats can request all they want to, and apparently that is going to be a lot. Trump is under no compulsion to comply, so what are they going to do to him if he does not?
Impeachment may be an option, but “High Crimes and Misdemeanors? An undefined and indefinite phrase at best, it would be a pretty hard case to make even with the most possessed of prosecutors.
Oversight Republicans Block 11 More Subpoenas for a Total of 64 Motions Denied
Washington, DC (Sept. 27, 2018)Today, during a business meeting of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Republicans blocked consideration of 11 more Democratic requests to allow Committee Members to offer, debate, and vote on subpoenasbringing the total number of subpoena motions denied by Oversight Committee Republicans during Donald Trumps Presidency to 64.
Everyone knows that Trump won’t surrender his tax returns.
The Dems are over-exposed as over-playing their hand especially after the Kavanaugh hearings and the Mueller witch hunt.
The problem for the Dems is that this doesn’t change the narrative. We all have heard from the Dems and the fake news media that Trump is a corrupt fascist dictator. So, what’s new? Even if the fake news actually found something, only the Dem supporters would believe it.
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