Trump Pick Who Replaced Kavanaugh Says President Cannot Be Investigated, Outside of Impeachment

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I wonder what constitution she was reading when she read that? certainly not the one we use here in this country...maybe Russia...

Federal appeals court upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records
  • A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s financial records from the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
  • The split ruling rejected Trump’s bid to block the committee from getting eight years’ worth of his records from the accounting firm Mazars USA.
  • Trump also is fighting a subpoena for his corporate and personal income tax returns, which Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. wants for a probe of hush money payments paid porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s financial records from the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

The 2-1 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Trump’s bid to block the committee from getting eight years’ worth of his financial records from the accounting firm Mazars USA.


The committee on April 15 issued Mazars a subpoena for various financial statements related to the Trump Organization, the Trump Corporation and the Trump Old Post Office in Washington.

“Contrary to the President’s arguments, the Committee possesses authority under both the House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena, and Mazars must comply,” Judge David Tatel wrote in the majority opinion.

“We conclude that in issuing the challenged subpoena, the Committee was engaged in a ‘legitimate legislative investigation,’ ” wrote Tatel, who was joined by Judge Patricia Millett in the majority decision.

Tatel was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton; Millett was appointed by President Barack Obama.

The dissenting opinion came from Judge Neomi Rao, who was appointed by Trump.


Trump, unlike other presidents in recent decades, has refused to make his returns public. He also has refused to divest himself of businesses and investments that could pose domestic or international conflicts of interest. For example, the Trump International Hotel, located just blocks from the White House, regularly hosts events with foreign diplomats, interest groups and industry associations.

By law, taxpayer information is supposed to remain confidential. But as University of Virginia law professor George Yin, author of a 2017 article on the law, told NPR, Congress didn't like being dependent on the executive branch to provide tax records.

When the "committee access" provision, as it's known, became law in 1924, Congress had been dealing with taxpayers' information in the Teapot Dome scandal afflicting the Harding administration and in a controversy involving former Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon. Like Trump, he had served in government while refusing to avoid conflicts of interest by letting go of his holdings.

The committee access provision has rarely been invoked, but here's how it would work:

  1. For the party in control of the House or Senate, making the request is easy. It would come from the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee (the House panel that writes tax law), Senate Finance Committee or Joint Committee on Taxation. Democrats have been badgering the Republican chairs of those panels to act since February 2017 without success.
  2. Once a request is made, no floor action is necessary. The request would go to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who oversees the IRS — not to the taxpayer in the Oval Office, who would officially be out of the loop. Yin said the 1924 law "gave the tax committees the unqualified right to request the tax returns of any taxpayer."

The law is clear. and yet a Trump pick decided to go against established law and precedent because, after all, that is why Trump picked her in the first place.
 
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Even if they committee does get them you know they can't make that information public so you will still not see them. Only the members on the committee will have access to them, not even the rest of congress can see them.
If they do leak the information then they will be held liable by the law for it.
 
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I wonder what constitution she was reading when she read that? certainly not the one we use here in this country...maybe Russia...

Federal appeals court upholds House subpoena for Trump’s financial records
  • A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s financial records from the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
  • The split ruling rejected Trump’s bid to block the committee from getting eight years’ worth of his records from the accounting firm Mazars USA.
  • Trump also is fighting a subpoena for his corporate and personal income tax returns, which Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. wants for a probe of hush money payments paid porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s financial records from the Democrat-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

The 2-1 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected Trump’s bid to block the committee from getting eight years’ worth of his financial records from the accounting firm Mazars USA.


The committee on April 15 issued Mazars a subpoena for various financial statements related to the Trump Organization, the Trump Corporation and the Trump Old Post Office in Washington.

“Contrary to the President’s arguments, the Committee possesses authority under both the House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena, and Mazars must comply,” Judge David Tatel wrote in the majority opinion.

“We conclude that in issuing the challenged subpoena, the Committee was engaged in a ‘legitimate legislative investigation,’ ” wrote Tatel, who was joined by Judge Patricia Millett in the majority decision.

Tatel was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton; Millett was appointed by President Barack Obama.

The dissenting opinion came from Judge Neomi Rao, who was appointed by Trump.


Trump, unlike other presidents in recent decades, has refused to make his returns public. He also has refused to divest himself of businesses and investments that could pose domestic or international conflicts of interest. For example, the Trump International Hotel, located just blocks from the White House, regularly hosts events with foreign diplomats, interest groups and industry associations.

By law, taxpayer information is supposed to remain confidential. But as University of Virginia law professor George Yin, author of a 2017 article on the law, told NPR, Congress didn't like being dependent on the executive branch to provide tax records.

When the "committee access" provision, as it's known, became law in 1924, Congress had been dealing with taxpayers' information in the Teapot Dome scandal afflicting the Harding administration and in a controversy involving former Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon. Like Trump, he had served in government while refusing to avoid conflicts of interest by letting go of his holdings.

The committee access provision has rarely been invoked, but here's how it would work:

  1. For the party in control of the House or Senate, making the request is easy. It would come from the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee (the House panel that writes tax law), Senate Finance Committee or Joint Committee on Taxation. Democrats have been badgering the Republican chairs of those panels to act since February 2017 without success.
  2. Once a request is made, no floor action is necessary. The request would go to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who oversees the IRS — not to the taxpayer in the Oval Office, who would officially be out of the loop. Yin said the 1924 law "gave the tax committees the unqualified right to request the tax returns of any taxpayer."

The law is clear. and yet a Trump pick decided to go against established law and precedent because, after all, that is why Trump picked her in the first place.
You do know that anyone rumpdick appoints must take a loyalty oath to him before country or ethics.
 
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Even if they committee does get them you know they can't make that information public so you will still not see them. Only the members on the committee will have access to them, not even the rest of congress can see them.
If they do leak the information then they will be held liable by the law for it.
From what I've read @ factual news sites, this decision has nothing to do with the impeachment inquiry. What the committee is working on is updating the government ethics rules. Sleazy Trump is just the pol being looked at for what should be updated.
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dfw, texas
Even if they committee does get them you know they can't make that information public so you will still not see them. Only the members on the committee will have access to them, not even the rest of congress can see them.
If they do leak the information then they will be held liable by the law for it.
why should we the people know what kind of shit the president is up to, who he owes money to, how much he makes from foreign sugar daddies, who he is beholden to, how much he gives to charity, if any, like every other president has done willingly since 1974 except Gerald Ford, if you consider him a president.
 
Sep 2019
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dfw, texas
From what I've read @ factual news sites, this decision has nothing to do with the impeachment inquiry. What the committee is working on is updating the government ethics rules. Sleazy Trump is just the pol being looked at for what should be updated.
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it has to do with an investigation into the IRS and if they are going over the tax returns of the rich and famous as fastidiously as ordinary working Americans.

The IRS Admits It Doesn't Audit the Rich Because It's Too Hard ...

https://www.gq.com › story › no-irs-audits-for-the-rich

Oct 3, 2019 - The IRS, the agency responsible for collecting taxes, literally can't afford to ... The IRS Admits It Doesn't Audit the Rich Because It's Too Hard ... billion in unpaid taxes, enough to completely fund the Department of Education for two years. ... Congress restoring its budget, there's no way to make that happen.

IRS audits more poor taxpayers because it's easier, cheaper ...

https://www.foxbusiness.com › money › irs-audits-poor-taxpayers-easier

6 days ago - Instead of going after the wealthy, the IRS has been under fire for ... were being audited, IRS commissioner Charles Rettig admitted it is a much ...
 
Sep 2019
656
981
dfw, texas
From what I've read @ factual news sites, this decision has nothing to do with the impeachment inquiry. What the committee is working on is updating the government ethics rules. Sleazy Trump is just the pol being looked at for what should be updated.
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trump is the number one choice in american history for any studies on egomaniacs, conmen, failed businessmen, liars, creampuff bone spur draft dodgers, sexist bloated male chauvinist pigs, and crude white nationalist bigotry.