In an interview on Fox News, Mick Mulvaney, the current White House Chief of Staff clearly stated that the Democrats will never get to see President Trump’s tax returns. This statement from Mulvaney comes after the recent push by Democrats to obtain the President’s tax returns.
“Oh no, never — nor should they,” Mulvaney assured Fox News host Bill Hemmer, when asked if the Democrats will ever get ahold of President Trump’s tax returns. “That’s an issue that was already litigated during the election. Voters knew the president could have given his tax returns. They knew that he didn’t and they elected him anyway.”
Mulvaney later noted that the Democrats don’t really want President Trump’s taxes and that they “just want attention on the issue because they don’t want to talk to us about policy.”
“If they don’t get what they want in the Mueller report, they’re going to ask for the taxes,” Mulvaney continued. “If they don’t get what they want in the taxes, they’re going to ask for something else. It doesn’t surprise anybody.”
When told by a reporter that Democrats had requested six years of the President’s ta returns on Wednesday, President Trump did not deny that he may release them in the future.
“Is that all? Usually it’s 10,” Trump responded. “So I guess they’re giving up. We’re under audit, despite what people said, and we’re working that out — I’m always under audit, it seems, but I’ve been under audit for many years, because the numbers are big, and I guess when you have a name, you’re audited. But until such time as I’m not under audit, I would not be inclined to do that.”
Check out what Fox News reported:
One of the president’s personal lawyers later wrote a forceful four-page letter to the Treasury Department to oppose the Democrats’ request, saying it would set a “dangerous precedent.”
The request Wednesday by Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, who heads the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, was the first such demand for a sitting president’s tax information in 45 years. The move set up a virtually certain legal showdown with the White House.
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 specifically demanded the federal income tax returns from eight entities, including Trump National Golf Club-Bedminster, as well as statements specifying whether the returns were ever under audit. Neal also demanded all administrative files, including affidavits, related to each return.
Just more obstruction by the Left. Now that their “Russian collusion” pipe dream has failed, they are onto their next witch hunt to try to bust the president. When will this madness end?
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