The IRS has just found itself the next bullet in the Democrat gun to take down this president.
House Ways and Means Committee head Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass) sent a request to the IRS for the last six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns.
According to President Trump, he is under an eternal audit.
That was actually the reason he never revealed his tax returns during the presidential campaign.
There is no law preventing him from doing so, he just feels it is not exactly prudent to put your personal and business information out there when you are being audited.
Trump took much the same approach to the Congressional request for his taxes this time.
Trump stated, “We’re under audit, despite what people said, and we’re working that out – I’m always under audit, it seems, but I’ve been under audit for many years because the numbers are big, and I guess when you have a name, you’re audited.”
He added, “But, until such time as I’m not under audit, I would not be inclined to do that.”
If you think this sounds unusual, it is.
A congressional request for a sitting president’s tax returns has not happened in more than four decades.
Rep. Neal tried to justify his request as pure oversight to ensure the government is functioning properly.
Neal stated, “It is critical to ensure 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 intended,” he added.
Translation: We are upset that Trump was exonerated by the Mueller report and now we are going to do everything in our power to bog down this administration for the next two years with senseless investigations.
Republicans are already coming to Trump’s defense.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) wrote a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the Democrat abuse of power.
In his letter, he stated, “Weaponizing our nation’s tax code by targeting political foes sets a dangerous precedent and weakens Americans’ privacy rights. As you know, by law, all Americans have a fundamental right to the privacy of the personal information found in their tax returns.”
“This particular request is an abuse of the tax-writing committees’ statutory authority, and violates the intent and safeguards of Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code as Congress intended,” he added.
Democrats, as Brady stated, are really setting up a precedent that could jam up our political system for decades.
The amount of investigations they are launching against Trump is unprecedented and could backfire severely if they come up empty.
Even liberals will see this is complete nonsense and a waste of our taxpayer money.
Additionally, since our politicians tend to act more like children, if and when a Democrat gets elected president, Republicans will no doubt pay them back tenfold for all the aggravation they are creating right now.
And when they do, Democrats will act as though they never did anything wrong. They will completely forget the four, possibly eight-year war they wagered against Donald Trump.