The Stalinist House Democrats Will Seek 10 Years of Trump Tax Returns — In Hopes of Finding a Crime
Joseph Stalin‘s aid Lavrentiy Beria famously said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.”
House Democrats are using this Stalinist rule to investigate President Trump.
The Democrats will likely seek ten years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
They hope the billionaire’s tax returns will reveal a crime to ruin him with.
They will have plenty of fodder. Trump’s tax returns are immense.
Signing my tax return…. pic.twitter.com/XJfXeaORbU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2015
Congressional Democrats are likely to request 10 years of President Trump’s tax returns in coming weeks, tailoring their inquiry in a way they hope will survive a court battle, according to lawmakers and others involved in the discussions.
The exact parameters of the request are still in flux, including whether to seek tax returns related to Trump’s many business enterprises in addition to his personal returns.
But Democrats led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), along with congressional lawyers, are in the advanced stages of preparing the request. They’re relying on a 1924 law that gives chairmen of House and Senate tax-writing committees broad powers to demand the tax returns of White House officials.
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They said they are being deliberate so as not to make a mistake that jeopardizes the investigation.