The law is clear that all federal employees must follow tax code law. Failure to act imposes mandatory firing, a possible fine and possible jail time up to 5 years. The 8 minute segment explains why Secretary Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig are being very, very careful to say they are following the law when faced with a legal demand from the House of Representatives to see the last six years of Trump's tax returns.
Neither President Trump, Mnuchin nor Retting want to release Trump's tax returns. They just can't say they refuse to comply with the legal House request without facing mandatory firing from the federal government and a possible fine and jail time. Trump's advisers are no doubt telling Trump to keep his mouth tightly shut and let other people fall on their swords if it comes to that.
The apparent ways forward for this include:
You have confused yourself. Congress has no authority to demand my taxes, your taxes or the President's taxes. Whatever Fake News blather has convinced you of this is just that desperate fake news. States and the IRS under the Executive branch have the mandate to audit taxes. what you are stuck on is most likely the federal disclosure requirements that do not go to Congress but to the OGE....take a deep breath then look them up!
Trump has been audited. Unless Congress has substantive evidence that Trump withheld taxes illegally, I do not think they can indiscriminately demand his taxes. If they can, then I would demand that every member of Congress be required to submit their taxes to the Trump administration for scrutiny. The truth is this is all political games that are intended to distract the public from the fact that the Democratic party has no real answers for the problems facing America. Thay have opinions, yes, but no answers.
They can't force the release of his taxes is the actual law. Other presidents did it on their own free will but no law says they have to release them at all and unless the house can show an actual crime they are investigating they can't just subpoena anything they want on a hope to find a crime. The left wing is being 100% stupid with all of this tax stuff now that Russia has blown up in their face. All of the ones doing this should be the ones fired, not Trump or his administration.
"Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request, except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure."
"no officer or employee of the United States, ... shall disclose any return or return information obtained by him in any manner in connection with his service as such an officer or an employee or otherwise or under the provisions of this section. For purposes of this subsection, the term “officer or employee” includes a former officer or employee." [law.cornell.edu]
If Trump failed to follow tax law, I'm sure the IRS would let him know. Of course Trump's tax lawyers know the law 10 times better than any IRS bureaucrat. The House is not entitled to see anything regarding his tax returns unless he has violated tax law--which it is the duty of the IRS to determine.
Tax RETURNS???How about the open sedition declared by Democratic Congresswoman cunts Omar and Cortez and Beto!How about Bernie the Marxist!Smokescreen!Deflection? These people are traitors to the Republic and the American People! Start a march,(GRASSROOTS) for the Democratic party to be dissolved! Protest their anti-American sentiment and open racism and force them to either do their job or resign or go to prison! Quit coddling these political correct socialist sheep and lets sheer them! A Patriot march in support of the Republic!! I'm sick of watching these traitors and the Marxist media getting away with open treason!REVOLT on them NOW!!!!
Taxes taxes taxes. Cover for sadistic pedophiles in power that Trump and many are exposing. Wikileaks 100% acurency rating since 2006 exposing there own word's arrested say's alot. CIA has the connection and the power to bring him in and are child traffickers supplying them. Evil evil Deep State