Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > Political Forums > US Congress & The Legislative Branch
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

US Congress & The Legislative Branch Discuss Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns at the Political Forums; President Trump's attorney has responded House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) argument from two days earlier that ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2019, 12:29 PM
Conservative Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 17,035
Thanks: 10,179
Thanked 10,703 Times in 6,471 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to AZRWinger
Default Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

President Trump's attorney has responded House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) argument from two days earlier that the panel is authorized by law to see a copy of the president's returns from 2013-2018. Never mind that the President's tax returns are audited by the IRS or that President Trump ran and won without releasing his tax returns, Democrats must be able to politicize the IRS to target President Trump.

Trump's lawyer specifically objects to Congressional snooping based on.

Quote:
That it is limited to a single President, seeks tax information from before the President took office, asks no questions about IRS policy, and does not even wait for the IRS to finish its ongoing examinations (and any resulting appeals) reveals that Chairman Neal's request is nothing more than an attempt to exercise constitutional authority that Congress does not possess," Consovoy wrote in a letter to Brent McIntosh, general counsel at the Treasury Department.
https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.o...equest-for-tax

In their typical short sighted Resistance thinking Democrats ignore the implications of a politicized Congress targeting opposition party members by forcing them to release their tax returns.
__________________
What is a 30 something year old single man with a rock in one hand and a Honduran flag in the other?

An asylum seeker.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2019, 12:39 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 80,094
Thanks: 55,065
Thanked 26,116 Times in 18,661 Posts
Send a message via AIM to saltwn Send a message via MSN to saltwn Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZRWinger View Post
President Trump's attorney has responded House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal's (D-Mass.) argument from two days earlier that the panel is authorized by law to see a copy of the president's returns from 2013-2018. Never mind that the President's tax returns are audited by the IRS or that President Trump ran and won without releasing his tax returns, Democrats must be able to politicize the IRS to target President Trump.

Trump's lawyer specifically objects to Congressional snooping based on.



https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.o...equest-for-tax

In their typical short sighted Resistance thinking Democrats ignore the implications of a politicized Congress targeting opposition party members by forcing them to release their tax returns.
if they're smart and honest (which I'm not saying all Democrat pols are), they will compare investments and money earned at times when he was doing deals with other countries and domestic entities.
__________________
Trump posted the wrong approval numbers and says wind turbines cause cancer. If brains were black powder, the guy couldn't blow his nose.
_ Stephen King
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2019, 12:58 PM
cnredd's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Gender: Male
Posts: 54,221
Thanks: 2,160
Thanked 33,985 Times in 19,689 Posts
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
if they're smart and honest (which I'm not saying all Democrat pols are), they will compare investments and money earned at times when he was doing deals with other countries and domestic entities.
No...

Your reasoning is the EXACT meaning of the term "fishing expedition"...
__________________
"You get the respect that you give" - cnredd
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to cnredd For This Useful Post:
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2019, 03:55 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 80,094
Thanks: 55,065
Thanked 26,116 Times in 18,661 Posts
Send a message via AIM to saltwn Send a message via MSN to saltwn Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
No...

Your reasoning is the EXACT meaning of the term "fishing expedition"...
The reason is to do what Trump should have done; release them on his own to show himself above even the perception of dishonest and at this point not a treasonous person or criminal under emoluments law.
__________________
Trump posted the wrong approval numbers and says wind turbines cause cancer. If brains were black powder, the guy couldn't blow his nose.
_ Stephen King
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2019, 03:57 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 80,094
Thanks: 55,065
Thanked 26,116 Times in 18,661 Posts
Send a message via AIM to saltwn Send a message via MSN to saltwn Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
No...

Your reasoning is the EXACT meaning of the term "fishing expedition"...
Quote:
Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
The reason is to do what Trump should have done; release them on his own to show himself above even the perception of dishonest and at this point not a treasonous person or criminal under emoluments law.
So what you're claiming is that if we catch him having committed treason or enriched himself from public office, that that is just a 'fishing expedition'?
fish on!
__________________
Trump posted the wrong approval numbers and says wind turbines cause cancer. If brains were black powder, the guy couldn't blow his nose.
_ Stephen King
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2019, 09:45 AM
GottaGo's Avatar
Sanity is overrated.
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miles to go before I sleep
Posts: 12,513
Thanks: 10,323
Thanked 8,551 Times in 5,402 Posts
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
So what you're claiming is that if we catch him having committed treason or enriched himself from public office, that that is just a 'fishing expedition'?
fish on!
Both 'excuses' you listed would only be possible during the time he has been POTUS. Which means tax returns for 2016 and 2017. What is the excuse for 2013, 2014, 2015?

One doesn't demand, exclusively, to see personal data TRYING to find a crime. One requests personal data to SUPPORT a crime already found.

If you believe otherwise, you are not just foolish, you are willing to have people treated as criminals without proof, and the Constitution is so much toilet paper....
__________________
Your life is the sum total of the choices you make.
If you don't laugh at yourself, a whole bunch of people will volunteer to do it for you
I never lose. I either win, or I learn....
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to GottaGo For This Useful Post:
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2019, 11:03 AM
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,807
Thanks: 9,327
Thanked 7,612 Times in 4,570 Posts
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
The reason is to do what Trump should have done; release them on his own to show himself above even the perception of dishonest and at this point not a treasonous person or criminal under emoluments law.
In other words, a fishing expedition.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jimbo For This Useful Post:
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2019, 11:08 AM
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,807
Thanks: 9,327
Thanked 7,612 Times in 4,570 Posts
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
So what you're claiming is that if we catch him having committed treason or enriched himself from public office, that that is just a 'fishing expedition'?
fish on!
If you catch him having committed treason or enriching himself, then and only then you might have a case. You haven't, You won't. You don't.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-16-2019, 11:31 AM
Conservative Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 17,035
Thanks: 10,179
Thanked 10,703 Times in 6,471 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to AZRWinger
Default Re: Trump lawyer disputes Dem rationale for requesting tax returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
The reason is to do what Trump should have done; release them on his own to show himself above even the perception of dishonest and at this point not a treasonous person or criminal under emoluments law.
Brilliant, the new standard is "what Trump should have done" determined by Resistance Democrats. Never mind that Trump was elected President without disclosing his tax returns and there is no legal requirement to release his returns. It's typical Resistance Democrat lynch mob tactics, burn down constraints on weaponizing Congressional oversight for partisan political purposes in a headlong rush to overturn the 2016 election.

The demand is for Trump's and only Trump's tax returns beginning in 2013, 4 years before Trump became President. Oh yeah, Trump had a magic wand, like Obama said, that enabled him to know he'd be President so he could enrich himself from public office even before he held public office.
__________________
What is a 30 something year old single man with a rock in one hand and a Honduran flag in the other?

An asylum seeker.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dem, disputes, for, lawyer, rationale, requesting, returns, tax, trump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0