House Tries A New Effort To Get Trump, With Another Witch Hunt

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Now that the Mueller investigation has come in and proven that there was no collusion between anyone on the Trump team and Russia, Democrats have been reeling, having lost the main point that they attacked the administration on for the last two years.

Their whole narrative imploded and was shown to be false.

So what are they doing? Are they apologizing? Saying what a great thing that the truth won out?

Nope.

They’re casting around for another way to get Trump and are now set upon another witch hunt.

And this time the abuse of power is not hidden but right out in the open.

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On Wednesday, Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, who heads the House Ways and Means Committee, wrote a letter to the IRS demanding several years of the president’s personal and business tax returns.

From Fox News:

Neal made the request in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, asking for Trump’s personal and business returns for 2013 through 2018. Neal told Rettig that Democrats have a duty “to ensure that the Internal Revenue Service is enforcing the laws in a fair and impartial manner.”

“It is critical to ensure the accountability of our government and elected officials,” Neal said in a statement. “To maintain trust in our democracy, the American people must be assured that their government is operating properly, as laws intend.”

Neal not only demanded all the returns but all the administrative files in relation to the returns and any affidavits.

That’s ridiculous. That’s no reason to violate the privacy of Trump or anyone else. It’s unrelated to any legitimate legislative purpose. And it’s a clear abuse of power.

The Republicans, rightfully, blew a gasket at the request from Neal.

The president’s congressional allies registered immediate and fierce disapproval. The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, Kevin Brady, R-Texas, wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to decry what he called Democrats’ “abuse” of their authority.

“Weaponizing our nation’s tax code by targeting political foes sets a dangerous precedent and weakens Americans’ privacy rights, As you know, by law all Americans have a fundamental right to the privacy of the personal information found in their tax returns,” Brady said in the letter. “This particular request is an abuse of the tax-writing committees’ statutory authority, and violates the intent and safeguards of Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code as Congress intended.”

That provision of tax law generally prohibits the disclosure of personal tax information.

Brady added that while “transparency in our government is enormously important,” the “privacy and freedom” of all taxpayers is paramount — and that Congress should pass new disclosure laws if it sees a problem. Violating the privacy rights of one taxpayer, Brady asserted, “begins the process of eroding and threatening the privacy rights of all taxpayers

A spokesperson for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) decried the request as a “politically-motivated fishing expedition” not in keeping with the reason the chairman has the power to make such a request.