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    Default Mulvaney says Dems will 'never' see Trump tax returns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress.


    Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a “political stunt” and wanting “attention” after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump’s personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses.

    “That is not going to happen and they know it,” Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday.” Asked whether he believe Democrats would ever view the president’s returns, Mulvaney replied: “Oh no, never. Nor should they.”

    Last week, Massachusetts Democrat Neal, one of only three congressional officials authorized to request tax returns, requested Trump’s personal and business returns in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. He asked for returns covering 2013 through 2018. He also asked for the documents in seven days, setting an April 10 deadline.

    An obscure 1924 statute includes no exceptions to Neal’s authority to ask the Treasury Department for returns and says the department “shall furnish” them when requested. It does require that the review of an individual’s return be conducted by members of Congress in “closed executive session” if the returns are provided without the taxpayer’s consent.

    Still, Mulvaney claimed the law provides for lawmakers to review individual tax returns but “political hit job is not one of those reasons.” His comments echoed those made by Trump’s lawyers who argued the Democratic request “would set a dangerous precedent” if granted.

    Trump broke with precedent when he chose not to release any tax returns as a presidential candidate. Mulvaney tried to cast the issue of the president’s taxes as old news, saying it was “already litigated during the election” and the American people “elected him anyway.”

    Trump has said he won’t release the information because he is under audit, something he reiterated again Friday while visiting the U.S-Mexico border.

    “I’m under audit. When you’re under audit you don’t do it,” Trump said.

    IRS officials have said taxpayers under audit are free to release their returns. Trump claimed at a news conference following his election in November 2018 that the filings are too complex for people to understand.

    William Consovoy, whose firm was retained by Trump to represent him on the matter, said in a letter Friday to the Department of Treasury’s general counsel that the tax code zealously guards taxpayer privacy. He said requests for tax returns “must have a legitimate legislative purpose.”

    Neal has said he made the request to review the IRS policy of auditing the tax returns of all sitting presidents and vice presidents, saying, “little is known about the effectiveness of this program.”

    “On behalf of the American people, the Ways and Means Committee must determine if that policy is being followed, and if so, whether these audits are conducted fully and appropriately,” Neal said when unveiling his request for Trump’s returns.

    Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee who has been an occasional critic of Trump’s, called Democrats’ actions “moronic.”

    He told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he believes Trump should release his tax returns, but by demanding them, “I think the Democrats are just playing along his handbook.”

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    "There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone," McConnell wrote. "His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended."



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    Good. Trump would be a fool to show them. I like the fact that he's been trolling the 'rats though, sort of like Lucy and the football. It makes them display their hatred for him even more lol.

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    Dems will 'never' see Trump tax returns
    I thought everyone knew that......

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    If he has done nothing wrong - wouldn't it be a kick in the face of the democrats if he released his tax returns? And didn't the orange POS promise to release his tax returns if he was elected? ANOTHER PROMISE BROKEN. So much for keeping his promises.

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    Trump does not have that option. We all know he hs a lot to hide. His taxes will go to the Ways and Means. Whether it goes to the public from there, we do not know. Obviously, Trump and his administration do not believe in transparency. But we all know why. He is a crook. The rightys want their crook protected. https://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-pre...s-607836227723
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    Quote Originally Posted by lisasanders1964 View Post
    If he has done nothing wrong - wouldn't it be a kick in the face of the democrats if he released his tax returns? And didn't the orange POS promise to release his tax returns if he was elected? ANOTHER PROMISE BROKEN. So much for keeping his promises.
    Now he says no one cares..

    One person certainly cares, him.

    HE HAS NOTHING TO HIDE, & THE FACT THAT HE IS HIDING THEM PROVES IT..

    "There is no question former President Trump bears moral responsibility. His supporters stormed the Capitol because of the unhinged falsehoods he shouted into the world’s largest megaphone," McConnell wrote. "His behavior during and after the chaos was also unconscionable, from attacking Vice President Mike Pence during the riot to praising the criminals after it ended."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress.


    Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a “political stunt” and wanting “attention” after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump’s personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses.

    “That is not going to happen and they know it,” Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday.” Asked whether he believe Democrats would ever view the president’s returns, Mulvaney replied: “Oh no, never. Nor should they.”

    Last week, Massachusetts Democrat Neal, one of only three congressional officials authorized to request tax returns, requested Trump’s personal and business returns in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. He asked for returns covering 2013 through 2018. He also asked for the documents in seven days, setting an April 10 deadline.

    An obscure 1924 statute includes no exceptions to Neal’s authority to ask the Treasury Department for returns and says the department “shall furnish” them when requested. It does require that the review of an individual’s return be conducted by members of Congress in “closed executive session” if the returns are provided without the taxpayer’s consent.

    Still, Mulvaney claimed the law provides for lawmakers to review individual tax returns but “political hit job is not one of those reasons.” His comments echoed those made by Trump’s lawyers who argued the Democratic request “would set a dangerous precedent” if granted.

    Trump broke with precedent when he chose not to release any tax returns as a presidential candidate. Mulvaney tried to cast the issue of the president’s taxes as old news, saying it was “already litigated during the election” and the American people “elected him anyway.”

    Trump has said he won’t release the information because he is under audit, something he reiterated again Friday while visiting the U.S-Mexico border.

    “I’m under audit. When you’re under audit you don’t do it,” Trump said.

    IRS officials have said taxpayers under audit are free to release their returns. Trump claimed at a news conference following his election in November 2018 that the filings are too complex for people to understand.

    William Consovoy, whose firm was retained by Trump to represent him on the matter, said in a letter Friday to the Department of Treasury’s general counsel that the tax code zealously guards taxpayer privacy. He said requests for tax returns “must have a legitimate legislative purpose.”

    Neal has said he made the request to review the IRS policy of auditing the tax returns of all sitting presidents and vice presidents, saying, “little is known about the effectiveness of this program.”

    “On behalf of the American people, the Ways and Means Committee must determine if that policy is being followed, and if so, whether these audits are conducted fully and appropriately,” Neal said when unveiling his request for Trump’s returns.

    Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee who has been an occasional critic of Trump’s, called Democrats’ actions “moronic.”

    He told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he believes Trump should release his tax returns, but by demanding them, “I think the Democrats are just playing along his handbook.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    I thought everyone knew that......
    Oops another failure. Ha - Ha,

    I knew the Democrats would finally get them!
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    Another thread that smells of old farts and wet sweat socks. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    Oops another failure. Ha - Ha,

    I knew the Democrats would finally get them!
    its a contest......which demmycunt will leak them to the NYT first.....
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    “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Another thread that smells of old farts and wet sweat socks. lol
    These Trumppers posts do not age well!

    Wait long enough and they are almost always shown for the idiots they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    These Trumppers posts do not age well!

    Wait long enough and they are almost always shown for the idiots they are.
    Well, Bill is/was no Trumper but the minions who showed up to whine sure are. I hope he's okay. I miss him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Well, Bill is/was no Trumper but the minions who showed up to whine sure are. I hope he's okay. I miss him.
    PIMP is the funniest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    PIMP is the funniest
    For someone who claims to be 1) an attorney, and 2) a Christian, he doesn't live up to the expectations of either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    For someone who claims to be 1) an attorney, and 2) a Christian, he doesn't live up to the expectations of either.
    Honestly, he reminds me of a lot of a certain class of lawyers I know, and a certain class of “Christians”.
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