Now that the Mueller Report has “fizzled out,” concerning the Russian collusion hoax, many House Democrats have been left demoralized, disorientated and desperate.
They’ve now once again turned their collective rage back to the President’s tax returns, perhaps hoping they can continue damaging and discrediting the President by innuendo, allegations, and outright lies before the 2020 election.
Astoundingly House Democrats seem to be taking their collective marching orders from upstart freshmen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young 29-year old socialist, from New York City, who’s been AWOL within the district she was elected to represent.
The smug, ambitious and quite arrogant lawmaker tweeted out Wednesday, that House Democrats won’t be taking “no” from the IRS in seeking the President’s tax returns.
The combative socialist apparently feeling her oats, attempted to mock the President with an adolescent tweet.
“Congress: ‘We’re going to need a copy of the President’s tax returns from 2013-2018.’
“45: ‘No, I’m ‘under audit.”
“Congress: ‘We didn’t ask you.”
As usual, AOC is ignorant of the facts; moreover her childish bluster should actually begin to worry Democrats, in that just like a 5-year old child who misbehaves, at first it may be cute, perhaps even endearing.
However, if the child continues misbehaving and the parents do nothing to address the issue, they risk being blamed for the child’s rude antics.
In this case “the parent” is the leadership within the Democratic Party, in that no federal authority can compel the IRS to “publicly release” the Presidents personal tax returns, without the President’s consent, and for good reason.
Imagine this exact scenario was being played out not against President Trump, but against House Speaker Pelosi, and she was forced to release her tax returns beginning in 2010
According to required financial disclosure reports in the calendar year 2010 Pelosi’s net worth was over 35 million dollars, at the time she also reported a minimum of almost 45 million dollars in assets and about $8 million in liabilities. Keep in mind Pelosi is a career politician earning within that same time period roughly $225.00 annually.
You see where this is going, it’s one thing to disclose your overall finances through a financial disclosure report which is required by law, quite another in releasing one’s personal tax returns.
However, that didn’t stop Nancy from playing politics following the lead from AOC.
According to a spokeswoman for the Speaker, they will “take all necessary steps,” including litigation to get them.
Ashley Etienne, a spokeswoman for Pelosi, told Fox News on Friday, “Every day the American people and Congress learn more about President Trump’s improprieties, from conflicts of interest to influence peddling, potential tax evasion and violations of the Constitution, all roads leading back to President Trump’s finances,”
Adding, “These improprieties, and the lack of transparency around them, give the House legitimate legislative, oversight and legal reasons to review the President’s tax return.”
One might ask Pelosi’s spokeswoman what specific improprieties or conflict of interests is the President engaged in? Moreover, if President Trump is fair game as a “private citizen” earning a living within the “private sector” before he became President, then why not scrutinize every politician’s tax returns in Congress?
And with perhaps good reason, considering the obvious discrepancies regarding a congressmen’s salary of approximately $175 to 200 thousand dollars a year, while many of those same congressmen amass a multimillion-dollar fortune. No doubt those individuals earning roughly the same amount of money within the private sector would like to know, how that’s accomplished?
Former congressmen Jason Chaffetz zeroed in on the law governing the IRS and the issue of releasing tax returns.
Congress long ago contemplated the potential for IRS filings to be used as political weapons against the opposition. The law was thus written to specifically protect taxpayers against overzealous political activists intent on destroying the opposition at all cost.
Under Title 26 U.S. Code, Section 6103 designates just four elected officials who can even access these confidential records, let alone release them publicly, or even discuss them publicly.
The President of the United States, the Chairman of Senate Finance, the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Chairman of House Ways & Means.
In short, the law severely limits access to tax returns. Even members of Congress may see them only in executive closed session. In other words, the returns may not be “publicly disseminated.” Period!