House Democrat, treasury chief bicker over Trump tax returns

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  • Mary Mc Lacey, WA
    April 15, 2019 1:04 a.m.

    Webster's Dictionary defines bicker as a verb, "to engage in a petulant or petty quarrel." To say that the House is bickering over Trump's tax returns is an insult to the American justice system.

    The law is clear. It applies to everyone. Period. It is a bicker-free zone.

    The only thing " petulant or petty" here is the transparent attempt by the WH to ignore it.

    Hopefully the House won't let them get away with it, or what's next?

  • Sutton Cedar City, UT
    April 14, 2019 1:44 p.m.

    President Obama released his tax returns... just say'n

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    April 14, 2019 8:03 a.m.

    utefan60- You are incorrect. Congress does not have 'an absolute right' to anyone's tax returns. Read the pertinent law and you will understand their access to a person's tax returns is predicated on there being a legitimate legislative purpose for accessing the return. A fishing expedition is not a legitimate reason, and I believe the court will give you that answer.

    Is it not evident, even to you, that the Democrats just want to try to find something more to criticize Trump about, rather than any legitimate purpose?

  • Utefan60 , 00
    April 13, 2019 10:06 p.m.

    Congress under the law has the absolute right to ask for his returns. That is a sure fact.

    Trump will try to subvert the law and stall on this issue.


    Even Mitt Romney released his. Showed transparancy.

    Why won't Trump follow the law and do what is required.

    Hiding something? Of course he is! And not to metion he said he would release them. Yet another lie?

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    April 13, 2019 7:50 p.m.

    A person should not run for president if they have something to hide.
    Presidential candidates should be required to release 10 years tax returns.
    Don't run if you don't want to disclose this bare minimum info.

    (This fight seems above Mnuchin's pay grade, tbh.)

    Dems, you have a job to do. Don't wait around. Don't be polite. Subpoena the taxes. Subpoena the Mueller report. Get on with it, time's a wastin'.

  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    April 13, 2019 7:22 p.m.

    This is not something that should involve the Secretary of the Treasury. The law is clear and very simple that even a toadie like Steve Mnuchin should have no difficulty in understanding it. Maybe he's so afraid of Donald Trump that he's willing to further damage whatever remains of his manhood. This is only between the chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and director of the IRS.

    Despite the objections made by Mnuchin, he's already in this mess. He jumped in and we'll probably see his departure from office when he loses in court. Somehow Donald Trump doesn't believe the law applies to anything Trump, yet the jurists Republicans have appointed with the expectation of protecting Trump apparently know the law better than the secretary.

    The only "complicated legal issue" is how to worm out of obeying the law so Trump doesn't start tweeting about him. It's the only complication anyone can see and infects everything this White House tries to do. Circumventing the law is not what judges do if they have any integrity and honor. Only a weasel will bend to Trump's demand to become king. Perhaps the folk are unfamiliar with democracy and the rule of law. We don't have kings.