The news yesterday that the Justice Department notified the Treasury Department to turn over Traitor Trump’s tax returns to the House panel , is a welcome sign to end the Dotard stonewalling. According to a memo released on Friday, the House panel that has sought them since 2019 had invoked sufficient reasons for the request.
With the memo by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, the end is now in sight to perhaps get Trump behind bars once and for all. We will see.
As we know, Trump broke with four decades of tradition from previous presidents and major-party presidential candidates by not voluntarily releasing any tax returns. Instead he has speciously argued that Democrats seeking them were engaged in a "political fishing expedition" to make him look bad. Of course this is rabid nonsense, on a par with his calling Robert Mueller's investigation of his Russian conspiracy ties a "witch hunt" and "hoax".
According to the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel 39-page memo made public Friday:
“Although it is possible that some members of Congress might hope that former President Trump’s tax returns are published solely in order to embarrass him or to ‘expose for the sake of exposure,’ such individuals’ motives would not serve to invalidate the Committee’s request,”
Friday’s opinion says the earlier legal memo didn’t give enough deference to the House committee, and that the tax panel in particular has special access to tax information given its role in overseeing the national tax system.
The judge overseeing the House panel’s efforts to obtain the documents from the Treasury Department had previously ordered the government to provide Trump’s lawyers 72 hours’ notice before releasing any returns. Dotard’s lawyers had requested that delay to give them the possibility of challenging the government’s position. But really, what can a grifter tax cheat criminal possibly challenge? It's laughable.
What is spot on accurate is what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said regarding the Justice Department’s notice which “delivered a victory for the rule of law.” Adding:
"The American people deserve to know the facts of [Mr. Trump’s] troubling conflicts of interest and undermining of our security and democracy as president"
Predictably, assorted Repukes objected to the DOJ ruling with the usual lame rejoinders. For example, Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) whined:
"One of the pretty foundational understandings is that your tax returns are going to be private and not going to be, you know, shared widely. So I hate for them to now be turned over to Congress and invariably will leak to the public."
Sorry, pallie, but a presidential candidate (and president) who is also a criminal and traitor has no such privacy protections. For all we know he manipulated his taxes to gain assistance from the Russkies (paying them off) in 2016 to seize control of the nation, setting it on an autocratic, Putin-like course.
Don't believe it? Well, we're talking here of major quid pro quo in spades.
As per The New Republic (Aug./Sept. 2017, . p. 29):
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