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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 07:58 PM

Question About The Tax Returns??

So when an individual on a committee asks for something official - specifically in this case Trump's tax returns - does the request have to come from the committee chair, or a request signed by a majority of the committee members? I was hearing today that someone on the the Senate Intel asked for them , but if it's got to come from the chair I won't hold my breath.

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PoorMonger Mar 2017 OP
gordianot Mar 2017 #1
PoorMonger Mar 2017 #2
gordianot Mar 2017 #4
TNLib Mar 2017 #6
caroldansen Mar 2017 #3
PoliticAverse Mar 2017 #5

Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:02 PM

1. Only those who are already blue are asking.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:09 PM

2. I Realize This.

That's why my question is - can committee members actually get something like returns when it's only Dem members making the request?

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:26 PM

4. I have researched this some and get conflicting answers.

I understand it may be possible in a hearing regarding cause for Trump wire taps which did not occur. Someone may ask anyway.

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Response to PoorMonger (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:45 PM

6. According to what I heard on CNN

The democrats in the house intelligence committee can Supena his tax returns. Susan Collins was open to it. They want to make this a bi-partisan effort. I'm paraphrasing all this from what I remember.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:10 PM

3. They should keep asking until they get them. If he's on the Senate Intel that should be enough.

I think we have to look that one up. Very good question.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:57 PM

5. Apparently the chairperson must request them...

From: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/07/news/economy/trump-tax-returns/

Thanks to a little-known and rarely used provision in the law, either the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee or the Joint Committee on Taxation may request anyone's tax returns to examine -- including the president's -- from the secretary of the Treasury.

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