US President Donald Trump’s opponents’ pie-in-the-sky hopes for impeachment were crushed with the implosion of the Mueller probe.
But it didn’t take long for them to dust themselves off and launch straight into their next smear campaign. Now the chants of ‘Russian collusion’ have been replaced with ‘tax evasion’.
But in a stinging rebuke to House Democrats, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says lawmakers aren’t ‘smart enough’ to assess Trump’s tax returns.
But the sting of her words hasn’t stopped House Democrats from wanting to closely examine the documents, as they are so confident to find something, anything, that could prove their delusions correct.
From one pointed finger to the next
On 13 April, a letter which would bring Democrats even closer to a federal court battle with the Trump administration, Richard Neal, House ways and means committee chairman, warned that the lack of compliance with the request to hand over the documents would be considered a denial, AP reports.
The panel has given the Internal Revenue Services until 23 April to hand the documents back over to the White House. These documents include over six years of Trump’s personal and business filings, under the order of a 1920s law.
Trump again has stated he won’t release the documents, as he is under audit. But the IRS has hit back, saying an audit doesn’t bar public release.
That being said, have you ever tried to guide someone with no accounting experience through a spreadsheet? Sanders doesn’t trust the public enough, nor the lawmakers, to examine the documents.
Tax forms to be handed back by 23April
Because with this release of complex documents, it would be all too easy for people to jump to conclusions with big numbers — especially those with no business experience who are looking at any and every opportunity to prove Trump guilty.
‘My guess is that most of them don’t do their own taxes and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything,’ Ms Sanders said.
‘It’s a disgusting overreach that they are making when they’re not doing this based on policy…And it puts every American who has filled out tax forms in the past at jeopardy.’
We’ll be here waiting to be proven right, yet again.
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