No one tells Donald Trump “no” and makes it stick. He comes back hitting the person who tried and hits them 10 times harder. POTUS attacks the individual with a literal barrage of false statements. The man has stonewalled Congress’ investigations into his White House. He is even looking for ways to circumvent the Supreme Court. It ruled against placing the question of citizenship on the Census form. Now, this.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Attorney General Letitia James have used their offices to probe further into Trump’s business practices, according to The New York Times:
‘If he is worried about law enforcement, he shouldn’t break the law.’
Cuomo called for the investigation into how Trump handled Hurricane Maria’s path of destruction in Puerto Rico, which is an American territory and is privy to all American rights. The video of the president tossing paper towels into the crowd, like footballs during an NFL game was demeaning and appalling. Cuomo said:
‘President Trump’s neglect and refusal to provide adequate assistance.’
Shortly after, Cuomo came down hard on Trump for trying to circumvent the Supreme Court regarding a ruling against putting a citizenship question on the U.S. census:
‘(Trump was) using the census as a political pawn in his anti-immigrant agenda.’.
Republicans have supported the president for keeping his taxes private, saying “secrecy is paramount:”
‘(This is a) bill of attainder.’
Cuomo agreed partially:
‘…tax secrecy is paramount (however) the exception being for bona fide investigative and law enforcement purposes.’
A spokesperson for Governor Cuomo Dani Lever said the reason behind the six-week signing delay was that the governor wanted to analyze the bill thoroughly first:
‘Any responsible government would thoroughly review this bill, just as we will with more than 930 bills passed this session. How high the stakes are of this particular legislation.’
New York Assemblyman David Buchwald (D) sponsored Cuomo’s bill, calling it:
‘…a momentous step.’
U.S. Senator Brad Hoylman (D-NY) noted:
‘Our legislation isn’t about one person. It’s about assisting Congress in its oversight abilities.’
Cuomo and AG General Letitia James, have used their offices to scrutinize Trump’s policies and business practices. The governor had been pushing for the U.S. Congress to obtain Trump’s state taxes for quite some time.
The New York bill made it a requirement for state officials to hand over Trump’s state returns to three U.S. congressional committees: the Joint Committee on Taxation, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee effective immediately for:
‘(Any) Specified and legitimate legislative purpose.’
It was scheduled to begin effective immediately. Cuomo cannot anticipate how the Trump campaign would respond. Three committees challenged this White House: the Ways and Means Committee to remain focused on tax returns.
The White House released no statement regarding New York’s action as of yet.
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