Skip to comments.Rashida Tlaib Directs Mnuchin to Get an Attorney During Testy Hearing on Trump's Finances
Posted on 05/22/2019 12:13:57 PM PDT by jazusamo
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sat before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday to face a group of Democrats who want President Trump's tax returns. The House Ways and Means Committee recently issued a subpoena for six years of returns, which the administration rejected.
Mnuchin's letter to the Democrats concluded that their request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose." A federal judge upheld the subpoena, but it was perhaps no surprise considering he was appointed by President Obama. Additionally, the chief counsel's office drafted an IRS memo noting that chairmen of congressional committees don't need "a legitimate legislative purpose" for requesting tax returns.
Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) felt compelled to give Mnuchin a constitutional lesson on the three coequal branches of government at Wednesday's hearing.
"The executive branch, right?" she asked sarcastically. "Which executes the laws. You don't make the laws. We make the laws," she said, pointing to herself and her colleagues.
"I understand there are three branches of government and they perform different functions," Mnuchin coolly responded.
The witness continued to defend Trump's decision not to comply with their demands, insisting he had not violated the law. Since he wasn't giving the Democrats what they wanted, they warned him to get a lawyer.
Rep Tlaib tells Mnuchin to seek out personal legal advice in regards to the coverup going on in the White House.
"Secretary, please seek out legal advice personally, of what your obligations are, because the Department of Justice is not protecting you, it's protecting the president," Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggested.
Using the same phrase Pelosi used this morning, Tlaib accused Mnuchin of engaging in a "cover-up" on behalf of the occupant of the White House.
Democrats noted as soon as they won the House last fall that obtaining Trump's tax returns was going to be one of their top priorities .
Again, no laws being broke. FOAD Tlaib.
“Cover-up” but me the word of the day, seems like all of these Dem idiots are parroting it....
They win the sound bite war again. Maybe Trump can hit them back with a no collusion again.
I see the Jew hating, Hamas funded, Hamas member Tlaib is running her trap again, I guess it’s better than what she might be doing right now, blowing herself up on a city bus
they get their talking points from media matters and moveon.org, they dont open their traps til they are told to give their talking points of the day
These nobodys get elected to a first term in Congress, and all of a sudden they’re rulers of the Universe, thinking they can order anyone around.
“Cover up” is the dem talking point of the week just like “constitutional crisis” was a week ago.
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Muslim s are mean nasty creatures.
This is all unlawful and there is precedent from the SCOTUS and previous administrations that refused to give information to Congress. It was upheld by the Court and Congress was overreaching then and they are now. To these creatures on Capitol Hill we say that we took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. You all fit the bill so consider your days numbered.
I’m curious, is the judge in question also a FISA judge?
This was Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, not Ilhan Omar.
He is the United States Secretary of the Treasury as part of the Cabinet of Donald Trump.
Yeah Trashida, he probably has a lawyer or two hanging around somewhere...
They absolutely are! That's worth repeating.
No, you don't, you ignorant slut. You write BILLS. The President signs them into LAW.
Trashida graduated from the same dumpster law school as that brilliant legal mind, Michael Cohen. Its the one in Michigan that consistently ranks among the worst law schools in the country.
No, Mehta is a district judge (0bama appointed) on the DC Circuit.
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