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Justice Dept. sides with Treasury over Dem demands for POTUS Trumpís tax returns: ĎCanít have themí
The National Sentinel ^ | 6/17/19 | Jon Dougherty

Posted on 06/17/2019 6:49:38 AM PDT by SleeperCatcher

Democrats in the House have been demanding six years’ worth of POTUS Donald Trump’s tax returns because they say they need them in order to perform their ‘oversight’ role regarding — something — but the president has so far refused to cave to the demands.

Last week, the Treasury Department also refused to comply, citing case law and other constitutional provisions that preclude Congress’ right to review the tax returns of any U.S. citizen (which, of course, the president is not just any U.S. citizen).

Treasury’s refusal led House Democrats to huff and puff, with Judiciary Committee chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) threatening further actions such as holding more Trump administration members in contempt.

But now the Justice Department has spoken as well and has come out in defense of the president and the Executive Branch’s separation of power in backing Treasury.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenationalsentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: justicedept; presidenttrump; taxreturns; treasury

1 posted on 06/17/2019 6:49:38 AM PDT by SleeperCatcher
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To: SleeperCatcher

Yet another example of why, IMHO, the Attorney General is the President’s most important cabinet member. The position must be an absolute loyalist, who will deflect the non-stop legal and investigative attacks on a President.

Its why Sessions was such a disaster for Trump.


2 posted on 06/17/2019 6:52:51 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SleeperCatcher
Next up:

"A Democrat Federal judge-president from the island of Guam today issued a ruling that Treasury and the Department of Justice are wrong, and that Trump's tax filings must be handed over immediately"

3 posted on 06/17/2019 6:55:09 AM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: SleeperCatcher

BOO. EFFING. HOO!

FU JN!


4 posted on 06/17/2019 6:56:06 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: SleeperCatcher

I’m sure some “patriot” at the IRS will leak them eventually. Why wouldn’t they? Nothing will happen to them. Never does.

(Not so much sarcasm, as cynicism)


5 posted on 06/17/2019 6:58:49 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: SleeperCatcher

In CA, vote harvesting is enshrined in law


6 posted on 06/17/2019 6:59:32 AM PDT by Flick Lives
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To: SleeperCatcher
The Democrats have combed through everything possible looking for something--ANYTHING!--that they can use against President Trump to nullify the 2016 Presidential Election.

They have found NOTHING!

President Trump is the most squeaky clean President in US history!

He is obviously the most uncorrupted man in Washington! No wonder the corrupt politicians and their corrupt fellow travelers want to destroy him!

The evil despise goodness.

No one else could withstand such scrutiny!

7 posted on 06/17/2019 7:01:49 AM PDT by Savage Beast (When the Light of Truth threatens to expose corruption, it's the corrupt who try to extinguish it.)
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To: bk1000

I thought NY was going to hand them over. Since you have to file the federal with your state.


8 posted on 06/17/2019 7:26:27 AM PDT by cableguymn (We need a redneck in the white house....)
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To: SleeperCatcher

“You cant always get what you want”.


9 posted on 06/17/2019 7:38:44 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: PGR88
"Its why Sessions...."

Sessions, Sessions.... hmmm, you mean the Alabama Senator? He was Atty General? Really?

10 posted on 06/17/2019 8:41:49 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("I will now proceed to entangle the entire area".)
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To: SleeperCatcher

So Obama hid his birth certificate, Trump hides his tax returns, I wonder what the next president will hide, his driver license?


11 posted on 06/17/2019 12:11:16 PM PDT by Dandy (Drain the swamp baby!!!)
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