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Politics House can review Trump's taxes

southernhybrid

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tax-returns-house-ways-and-means-committee-federal-appeals-court/

Washington — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that the House Ways and Means Committee can obtain several years of former President Donald Trump's tax returns, a victory for House Democrats in their yearslong battle to obtain the records.

The unanimous three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with the House Democrats, who initially sought five years of federal income tax returns from Trump and several of his business entities in 2019 while he was president.

Citing a renewed request for the tax information in 2021 from Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the Ways and Means panel, after the change in presidential administrations, Senior Circuit Judge David Sentelle wrote in a 33-page ruling that the request "was made in furtherance of a subject upon which legislation could be had," and rejected claims from the former president that Democrats' request for his tax information was unconstitutional.


"While it is possible that Congress may attempt to threaten the sitting president with an invasive request after leaving office, every president takes office knowing that he will be subject to the same laws as all other citizens upon leaving office," Sentelle wrote. "This is a feature of our democratic republic, not a bug."

The Ways and Means Committee celebrated the decision and said on Twitter that it expects to receive the requested returns and audit files "immediately."


"With great patience, we followed the judicial process, and yet again, our position has been affirmed by the courts," Neal said in a statement. "I'm pleased that this long-anticipated opinion makes clear the law is on our side. When we receive the returns, we will begin our oversight of the IRS's mandatory presidential audit program."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the decision an "important victory for the rule of law."

"Access to the former president's tax returns is crucial to upholding the public interest, our national security and our Democracy," she said in a statement. "We look forward to the IRS complying with this ruling and delivering the requested documents so that Ways and Means can begin its oversight responsibilities of the mandatory presidential audit program."

Trump's legal team, however, will likely appeal the ruling either to the full D.C. Circuit or the Supreme Court.

Such a bad day for the Orange Menace!
 

starwater

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Bad day - or good for getting more money for his "war chest".

Big meanie DOJ, and Dems, they want to enforce the law.
 

T.G.G. Moogly

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Bad day - or good for getting more money for his "war chest".

Big meanie DOJ, and Dems, they want to enforce the law.
Another great day for Q-tardism. You can almost hear the money flowing like a river all the way to Mar a Lago.
 

Jarhyn

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Bad day - or good for getting more money for his "war chest".

Big meanie DOJ, and Dems, they want to enforce the law.
Another great day for Q-tardism. You can almost hear the money flowing like a river all the way to Mar a Lago.
At some point you would expect such blatant stupidity to run out of money though...

How bottomless can the pockets of someone be, who gives their money freely to grifters?
 

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-tax-returns-house-ways-and-means-committee-federal-appeals-court/

Washington — A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that the House Ways and Means Committee can obtain several years of former President Donald Trump's tax returns, a victory for House Democrats in their yearslong battle to obtain the records.

The unanimous three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with the House Democrats, who initially sought five years of federal income tax returns from Trump and several of his business entities in 2019 while he was president.

Citing a renewed request for the tax information in 2021 from Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the Ways and Means panel, after the change in presidential administrations, Senior Circuit Judge David Sentelle wrote in a 33-page ruling that the request "was made in furtherance of a subject upon which legislation could be had," and rejected claims from the former president that Democrats' request for his tax information was unconstitutional.


"While it is possible that Congress may attempt to threaten the sitting president with an invasive request after leaving office, every president takes office knowing that he will be subject to the same laws as all other citizens upon leaving office," Sentelle wrote. "This is a feature of our democratic republic, not a bug."

The Ways and Means Committee celebrated the decision and said on Twitter that it expects to receive the requested returns and audit files "immediately."


"With great patience, we followed the judicial process, and yet again, our position has been affirmed by the courts," Neal said in a statement. "I'm pleased that this long-anticipated opinion makes clear the law is on our side. When we receive the returns, we will begin our oversight of the IRS's mandatory presidential audit program."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the decision an "important victory for the rule of law."

"Access to the former president's tax returns is crucial to upholding the public interest, our national security and our Democracy," she said in a statement. "We look forward to the IRS complying with this ruling and delivering the requested documents so that Ways and Means can begin its oversight responsibilities of the mandatory presidential audit program."

Trump's legal team, however, will likely appeal the ruling either to the full D.C. Circuit or the Supreme Court.

Such a bad day for the Orange Menace!
Onto the next appeal. By the time they can look at them, he'd been dead at the age of 100 for 20 years.
 

TomC

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At some point you would expect such blatant stupidity to run out of money though...

How bottomless can the pockets of someone be, who gives their money freely to grifters?
"There's a sucker born every minute."
P T Barnum
Tom
 

T.G.G. Moogly

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Bad day - or good for getting more money for his "war chest".

Big meanie DOJ, and Dems, they want to enforce the law.
Another great day for Q-tardism. You can almost hear the money flowing like a river all the way to Mar a Lago.
At some point you would expect such blatant stupidity to run out of money though...

How bottomless can the pockets of someone be, who gives their money freely to grifters?
I wish that were true. Run out of brains maybe, but not money. Relatives still giving freely. What a bunch of suckers.
 

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At some point you would expect such blatant stupidity to run out of money though...

How bottomless can the pockets of someone be, who gives their money freely to grifters?
"There's a sucker born every minute."
P T Barnum
Tom
Trump in 2015-16: "I don't need political contributions. I'm like...really rich."

Trump since...2015-2016: "Send money!"

I've been watching some of the YouTube channels of the people who target online scammers like Kitboga, Scammer Payback, and Mark Rober. At the risk of giving the right wing an idea they can actually use, I'm kinda surprised nobody around Trump (or any of the other grifters in his orbit) haven't outsourced their fundraising efforts to these call centers. There's a lot of synergy there.

Target the elderly or less sophisticated demos. Sweet talk them with empty promises. Set up fake bank accounts to drain their finances or pay the "Save America PAC" in gift cards from Target. They might never even figure out that the scam was orchestrated by Trump, and might even blame their bank account being drained on "foreigners." It's a "win-win."

"Hello...my name is Kevin from Atlanta. I would like you to donate to Donald J. Trump's Save America campaign. All you have to do is download Any Desk onto your computer and we can get started."
 
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