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Mon May 6, 2019, 06:39 PM

Mnuchin refuses to turn over Trump taxes to House Democrats

Mnuchin refuses to turn over Trump taxes to House Democrats

By Donna Borak and Lauren Fox, CNN

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/05/06/politics/tax-returns-trump-congress-showdown/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-05-06T21%3A50%3A19&utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link&r=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FaJCGgQsacL

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(CNN) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday denied a request from House Democrats for access to six years of President Donald Trump'spersonal tax returns.

"I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee's request," Mnuchin wrote in his one-page letter, written in consultation with lawyers from the Department of Justice.

Mnuchin added that the Department of Justice would issue a formal legal opinion.

The denial comes after two missed deadlines by the Treasury secretary, who has previously called the request by House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal under an obscure statute of tax law "unprecedented," arguing it raised "serious constitutional issues" that could have dire consequences for taxpayer privacy.

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Reply Mnuchin refuses to turn over Trump taxes to House Democrats (Original post)
applegrove May 6 OP
LonePirate May 6 #1
Amishman May 6 #4
wasupaloopa May 6 #7
FBaggins May 6 #9
Amishman May 6 #15
The Velveteen Ocelot May 6 #5
LonePirate May 6 #8
FBaggins May 6 #10
LonePirate May 6 #14
Amishman May 6 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot May 6 #3
WePurrsevere May 6 #13
malaise May 6 #6
Gothmog May 6 #11
applegrove May 6 #12
Thomas Hurt May 6 #16
still_one May 6 #17
rdking647 May 6 #18
roamer65 May 6 #19
blueinredohio May 6 #20
bdamomma May 6 #21

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:43 PM

1. Jail him. Fight the obstinence with time behind bars.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:47 PM

4. Not sure we want that

Once that door is opened, the cons could make good on their old threats to prosecute and imprison progressive state officials who support immigrant sanctuary policies.

We might have more to lose than gain

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Response to Amishman (Reply #4)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:56 PM

7. We are not breaking the law. They are

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #7)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:58 PM

9. That has yet to be adjudicated

Why do you think the committee wants his taxes?

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #7)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:14 PM

15. Kinda, theirs is far less defensible

Technically both sanctuary immigration policies and marijuana decriminalization go in the face of federal law. It opens a gray area through which a lot of state level Democrats could be persecuted if the gloves came off.

The better, safer play is to use this as election ammunition

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:53 PM

5. How?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:57 PM

8. Violating a subpoena (contempt of Congress) - same thing being levied against Barr.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #8)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:59 PM

10. That's a bit circular though

They haven't jailed Barr and almost certainly won't be able to.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #10)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:14 PM

14. They should try. People in this country - not even the President - should be above the law.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:43 PM

2. The more they hide them

The more I want to see them

Really surprised they haven't leaked yet

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:45 PM

3. Of course we already know what the DoJ, headed by Trump's stooge Barr, is going to say.

The statute says "shall," but who cares?

And why, exactly, is Trump moving heaven and earth to prevent the release of his tax returns?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:07 PM

13. If he had nothing to hide...

I'm very sure that he'd release them (and an unredacted version of the Mueller report), there'd be a huge media photo op with Republicans all standing behind him patting his back and smiling like the cat that got the cream and he'd proudly have Fox News showing slides of it ALL 24/7.

This is not how an innocent & honest person and zero to hide behaves.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 06:55 PM

6. Contempt

if that fails - lock him up

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:06 PM

11. Here is Munchin's letter

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #11)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:06 PM

12. Thanks.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:21 PM

16. So if the judge rules in favor Dems, appeal appeal and Mnuchin still loses.

Does that mean the House gets to impeach him?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #16)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:24 PM

17. You don't need that to impeach

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:27 PM

18. send the capitol police to arrest him

keep him locked up until he releases the returns.
If a court orders him released ignore it.
after all if teh GOP wont follow the law why should anyone else?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:27 PM

19. Time to impeach him.

Meanwhile he can rot in jail.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:32 PM

20. So what is congress gonna do about it?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 07:35 PM

21. just arrest

his ass. Period.

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