JUST IN: House Ways And Means Committee Drops Bombshell

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Donald Trump has decided that there is no Legislative Branch, and that was certainly true when the Republicans held the House of Representatives and the Senate. Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell has held a stranglehold on the Senate on everything from halting President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court for a year and until he left office to preventing bipartisan bills to slip through his power-hungry fingers. POTUS has effectively held the Democrats hostage by stonewalling down their requests for past and present White House employees and documentation of any kind, including those hit with a subpoena. The Democrats have just tried another tactic.

The House Ways and Means Committee has filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service seeking to obtain the president’s tax returns for the past six years.

According to the committee, it did not need to give a reason for requesting the commander-in-chief’s returns. However, it did note that the administration had defied the subpoena for the returns, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer:

‘…in order to shield President Trump’s tax return information from Congressional scrutiny.’

The committee chaired by Richard Neal (D-MA) told the Inquirer that it had been looking into Trump’s tax law compliance or noncompliance in addition to other areas of concerns.

The lawsuit pointed out that the Constitution:

‘Expressly commits to each chamber of Congress the authority to “determine the Rules of its Proceedings.”‘

‘House Rules establish various standing committees including the Ways and Means…with general oversight.’

The committee’s jurisdiction includes such oversight duties as “Revenue measures in general,” “Deposits of public monies,” Tax exempt (sic) foundations and charitable trusts,” and “National social security…(and) general oversight.’

To read the entire lawsuit, click on this link.

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To read the entire lawsuit, click on this link.