When asked if liberal congressional efforts to get the returns will succeed, Mulvaney said “No, never. Nor should they.”
“Democrats are demanding that the IRS turn over the documents. That is not going to happen, and they know it. This is a political stunt,” Mulvaney said.
Democrats claim that Neal’s request to the Treasury Department for the president’s returns is based on law, but they refuse to actually outline what ‘law’ they’re talking about.
“This is a legitimate authority that the Congress has. This president, by the way, is the least transparent president that we’ve had in half a century,” Dan Kildee, a tax committee member told ABC.
But, where? What authority?
Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan claimed precedence, saying “This is not political, as our Republican colleagues are making it out to be.”
Fox News reported:
An attorney for Trump on Friday blasted House Democrats’ request for six years of Trump’s personal and business returns as “a misguided attempt” to politicize the tax laws, accusing lawmakers of harassment and interference in IRS audits.
In a statement that mapped out the legal battlefield ahead, Trump lawyer William Consovoy said the request filed by Neal flouts “constitutional constraints.”
Republican Senator Mitt Romney urged Trump to release his tax returns as promised but criticized Democratic efforts to force the issue through legislative action as “moronic.”
“The courts are not going to say that you can compel a person running for office to release their tax returns,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
As a presidential candidate in 2016, Trump broke with a decades-old practice of making his tax returns public and continues to refuse to release them as president, while retaining ownership in many enterprises, ranging from golf courses and hotels and other properties.
If Congress takes the administration to court over Trump’s taxes then little case law would be available to help guide judges, legal experts said, both because the statute cited by Neal to obtain the returns has hardly ever been contested, and because most document disputes between the legislative and executive branches of government are resolved by negotiation.
The losing party could appeal, ultimately to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The fact of the matter is, there is no precedence for such a request, and it is being done for one reason only: democrats failed in their Russia-gate scandal to prove any wrongdoing, and are now desperate to find something they can use to slander the man who’s done more for the country in two short years than any other leader cam claim.
Democrats know they have to stop President Trump’s success any way possible because he is demonstrating their incompetence and evil intentions to destroy the United States.