With the enourmous success of President Trump’s first 2 years, and his recent exoneration from a 2 year special council investigation now being investigated by the United States Attorney General for improprieties, Dem lawmakers have once again shifted their focus to gain President Trump’s tax returns.
The same returns that President’s are under no required by law to provide.
As The Washington Post reported, and they did their best to make it appear bad for President Trump, however all he has to do is claim executive privilege and they become off limits.
A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post.
Trump has refused to turn over his tax returns but has not invoked executive privilege. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has instead denied the returns by arguing there is no legislative purpose for demanding them.
As reported by the Federalist Papers, The Post could do gymnastics as much as they want but the nuts and bolts of what that says is that if President Trump says the words “executive privilege” it is checkmate, game over.
The fact that it is not the first tack that has been taken is meaningless as, if everything else does not work, he simply needs to say those two words. [Read More]
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) May 22, 2019
NEW: A confidential draft IRS memo contradicts Steven Mnuchin's rationale for not giving over Trump's tax returns. Written by IRS attorneys last fall, the 10-page memo says POTUS could only avoid by citing executive privilege. Memo here w/@JStein_WaPo: https://t.co/RVkil193J1
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 21, 2019
"A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post."https://t.co/r2GxqJVsal
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) May 22, 2019