House Democrats Again Display Hypocrisy with Trump Tax Returns

Democrats had placed so much hope on the Mueller investigation for something that could be used to destroy the presidency of Donald Trump.

After Mueller produced nothing that could be used against Trump, Democrats are turning to desperate measures trying to find anything negative concerning Trump.

Once again they have turned their attention to Trump’s tax returns, like they had during the 2016 election.

What they refuse to acknowledge is that there is NO requirement that a presidential candidate or president reveal his tax returns.

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Over recent years, some have done so, but there is no requirement.

I’ll explain below why this is typical of Democrat hypocrisy.

Fox News – House Dem asks IRS for 6 years of Trump’s tax returns, setting up showdown with White House – President Trump responded with a dismissive taunt on Wednesday after a House committee chairman formally requested the IRS provide several years of his personal and business tax returns, in a move that prompted congressional Republicans to warn that Democrats had “weaponized” tax law.

Told by a reporter at the White House that Democrats wanted six years of his tax returns, Trump replied: “Is that all? Usually it’s 10. 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.”

The request Wednesday by Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, who heads the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is the first such demand for a sitting president’s tax information in 45 years. The move sets up a virtually certain legal showdown with the White House…

Remember when Republicans were wanting Barack Obama to reveal his real birth certificate?

Democrats contended that he didn’t need to and that it was none of the business of Republicans, even though it is federal law that a candidate prove his or her eligibility.

Republicans wanted Obama’s college records released, but again Democrats said it was none of their business and that he didn’t need to reveal anything from his private life if he didn’t want to.

Now, they are virtually demanding that Trump make his last 6 years of tax returns public, which he doesn’t have to.

I agree with Trump when he said it was none of their business.

Let’s see Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, Schiff, Harris, Booker, Warren and other top Democrats reveal their private lives and information to the public.



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