Nancy Pelosi can’t help herself.
Since the bombshell Special Counsel report from Robert Mueller that found no collusion nor a crime of obstruction, the left is now a train of stupid.
Nancy Pelosi has pivoted the democrats towards Trump’s tax returns.
Except there is a problem. Anyone’s tax returns can be supplied to the committees in Congress. She also states correctly that the President’s tax returns must be audited by the IRS. Oh, and that Congress has oversight of the IRS.
What she tries to imply is that because the IRS is required to audit the President’s (and Vice President’s) tax returns, Pelosi insinuates that not only can the democrats get his returns, they can oversee the audit process. And to make matters worse, she suggests that such requests have never been denied.
Here’s what she fails to mention. Under 26 U.S. Code § 6103 section (f) every subsection ends with this:
“except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure.”
So while committees and their members can see his returns, they must do so in closed session. Wonder what would happen after meeting in a closed session?
What Pelosi has failed mention is that while no requests have been denied, it has not been tested for legality as it relates to whether the Congress has authority to investigate someone’s tax returns for political purposes. The law’s intent is to help the committee in shaping tax policy, not to go on political fishing expeditions because their candidate lost an election. This represents abuse of power that should frighten every single freedom loving American.
Besides, there is another candidate who promised to share his but it’s taking quite a while.
For a socialist who is supposed to live frugally while criticizing the wealthy, he sure is dotting a lot of ‘i’s”. Wonder what he’s hiding?