Now that the Mueller report is complete and did not satisfy their desired outcome, the Democrats are now grasping at straws, requesting President Trump’s tax returns from the IRS.
JUST IN: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal has sent a letter to the IRS requesting copies of President Trump’s tax returns from 2013 through 2018.
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House Democrats have sent their long-anticipated request to the Internal Revenue Service for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the opening salvo in what could prove an explosive battle between Democrats and the Trump administration over the president’s personal finances that is expected to wind up in the courts.
“I today submitted to IRS Commissioner Rettig my request for six years of the president’s personal tax returns as well as the returns for some of his business entities,” House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., wrote in a statement. “We have completed the necessary groundwork for a request of this magnitude and I am certain we are within our legitimate legislative, legal, and oversight rights.”
Neal said that the decision to request the returns was in the interest of ensuring “the accountability of our government and elected officials. To maintain trust in our democracy, the American people must be assured that their government is operating properly, as laws intend.”