Throughout former President Donald Trump's entire presidency, it was an ongoing issue with Democrats that they did not have Trump's tax returns. Unlike other recent presidents, he did not disclose that information.
However, on Friday, the U.S. Justice Department ordered the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to hand Trump's tax returns over to Congress with claims that there are "sufficient reasons" to request the material.
The department's Office of Legal Counsel reversed course and declared that the department erred in 2019 when Trump was still in office when it found that the request for his taxes by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee was based on a "disingenuous" objective aimed at exposing them to the public.
"We cannot know where receipt of the requested tax information will take the committee, any more than the committee itself can predict what it will find or determine," said Acting Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnsen, noting that "the respect due a co-equal branch of government requires that we presume the Committee will handle the tax information it receives with sensitivity to taxpayer privacy concerns."
House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, the Massachusetts Democrat who brought the suit in July 2019, told CNN in a statement:
"As I have maintained for years, the Committee's case is very strong and the law is on our side. I am glad that the Department of Justice agrees and that we can move forward."
Sounds like another witch trial if you ask me. Democrats absolutely hate that they could not get him out of office with phony impeachments. Now that he is out of office, they are doing all they can to make his life miserable.
I hope the returns are turned over and prove, once again, that Trump is innocent. Then they will really have to eat crow.
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