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Monday, April 15, 2019

President Trump told his accountant to ignore a subpoena from House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in a Monday letter, arguing the request is not "valid or enforceable."

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Nothing surprising here. The outlaw is trapped in a burning house. A few more violations of law and decency don't matter.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-15 04:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

President Trump told his accountant to ignore a subpoena from House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in a Monday letter

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This is really an overt step towards dictatorship.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-04-15 05:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


So let's see...

Pres Trump told his schools not to release his grades, or else.

Pres Trump tells his accountants to ignore a legal subpoena about his taxes.

What is Pres Trump so afraid of?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-15 05:26 PM | Reply

What is Pres Trump so afraid of?
#3 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

He tells his prostitutes not to talk too.

#4 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-04-15 07:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

Or else what?

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-15 08:35 PM | Reply

He tells his prostitutes not to talk too.

#4 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE

The difference being Humpy pays them about $100,000 each to not talk.

For $100,000 I would probably shut up for a few years too. Maybe a year. Probably a few months any way. But the dude is so disgusting. It would be hard to keep quiet. The dude is just asking to be brought down.

So. He will be brought down.

Humpy has dug his own grave. And he does not know how to stop digging.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-15 08:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Money is worthless if the economy craps out.

His accountants right now are talking to their lawyers and getting ready to sing.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2019-04-15 08:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Mueller probably already has copies of Trump's tax returns? At least up to May of last year.

Wasn't it just a year ago last November that the FBI raided Trump's former tax preparer, Edward Burke, at his business and at his office in City Hall where he's a Chicago councilman? And wasn't that connected to Michael Cohen's cooperation with the Mueller investigation?

Burke quit Trump, Inc. the following May citing "irreconcilable differences." He worked for Trump as a tax accountant for 12 years.

Jus sayin'

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-04-15 09:28 PM | Reply

How mobster of him!

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-15 09:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans used to say "We are a nation of laws."

In a way it's kind of refreshing they don't bother pretending anymore.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-15 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

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"...arguing the request is not 'valid or enforceable.'"

Well? It's not.

#11 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-04-15 11:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What is Pres Trump so afraid of?
#3 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Nothing. It's the principal. It gains focus. If he holds out for a long time and nothing is there, it makes the already foolish Democrat look even more foolish. The Mueller era is a great example of how to play this game. Except, this just keeps getting better and better.

Just remember. The Left created POTUS Donald Trump. He is the Punisher.

I just can't get over how perfect this is all working out.

#12 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-04-15 11:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump is replacing the judiciary as fast as he can.

Will it be fast enough to keep him out of jail?

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-15 11:48 PM | Reply

I just can't get over how perfect this is all working out.

Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf? We've missed you so...

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-04-15 11:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Will it be fast enough to keep him out of jail?"

I could care less.

Hopefully it's fast even to stop the radical left's gun grabbing agenda.

#15 | Posted by willowby at 2019-04-16 12:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

There are a couple of right wing morons posting in this thread, I've decided to ignore them because their stupidity speaks for itself. They know who they are and so does everyone else. You can't hide that level of stupidity.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-16 06:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Hopefully it's fast even to stop the radical left's gun grabbing agenda.

#15 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY AT 2019-04-16 12:41 AM | REPLY"

Who banned bump stocks?

Trump. Idiot.

#17 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-04-16 07:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"...arguing the request is not 'valid or enforceable.'"
Well? It's not.
#11 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE

Please post your legal rationale for that statement. This oughta be good.

#18 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-16 07:26 AM | Reply

It's past time. Impeach the the [---------- with his mother].

#19 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-04-16 07:36 AM | Reply

President Trump told his accountant to ignore a subpoena

Nothing to hide there. Nope. Nothing.

#20 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-16 10:08 AM | Reply

"...arguing the request is not 'valid or enforceable.'"
Well? It's not.
#11 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE
Please post your legal rationale for that statement. This oughta be good.

#18 | POSTED BY JOE AT 2019-04-16 07:26 AM | FLAG:

"Sean Hannity said so!"

- Jordy.

#21 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-16 10:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Well? It's not.

#11 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE

Why do you pay taxes?? Because Congress says so. It's the law.

The Law. Written by Congress. The says when Congress asks for tax returns of the President Congress gets to see them to make sure the IRS has not been compromised by the corruption oozing from every pore in Humpy's grotesque fat Oringe -------.

The President is not above the Law.

The President is a Crook. And a Liar.

Congress will get Trumps taxes. And the American People will see how the US Government works. And they will see a humpy for what it is. It may take time. But we got time.

Corrupt and rotten to the Core is what this President is.

And you Deplorables will be reminded that we are a country of Laws.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-16 10:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I just can't get over how perfect this is all working out.

#12 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE

I can't get over what sycophantic cultists Trumpers are.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-16 10:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Does congress have the power to subpoena anybody's tax returns?

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-16 10:19 AM | Reply

#24 Why yes they can.

www.factcheck.org

(f) Disclosure to Committees of Congress
(1) Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Finance, and Joint Committee on Taxation
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.

(2) Chief of Staff of Joint Committee on Taxation
Upon written request by the Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish him with any return or return information specified in such request. Such Chief of Staff may submit such return or return information to any committee described in paragraph (1), 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.

#25 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-16 01:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

" the Secretary shall furnish him..."

I've spent a sizable portion of my adult life writing and discussing phrases like this one. SHALL is a very, very specific word, and never chosen lightly.

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-16 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hopefully it's fast even to stop the radical left's gun grabbing agenda.
#15 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

You're too late. Obama already took your guns!

Run for the hills, stupid!!

#27 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-16 01:41 PM | Reply

What is Pres Trump so afraid of?
#3 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER
Nothing. It's the principal. It gains focus. If he holds out for a long time and nothing is there, it makes the already foolish Democrat look even more foolish. The Mueller era is a great example of how to play this game. Except, this just keeps getting better and better.
Just remember. The Left created POTUS Donald Trump. He is the Punisher.
I just can't get over how perfect this is all working out.

#12 | POSTED BY JORDYPETE

Perfect? Yes, the US House Democrats thank you.

And the American public still believes for the most part Trump colluded with or at least benefited from the Russians.

By the way, the subpoenas are legal and enforceable. If you ignore them like Trump advises, you waive any objection to them as well.

#28 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-04-16 01:57 PM | Reply

#17

A bump stock isn't a firearm, idiot.

#29 | Posted by willowby at 2019-04-16 02:57 PM | Reply

A high capacity magazine isn't a firearm either.

Let's ban them.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-16 02:59 PM | Reply

#30

You missed the point, as usual.

#31 | Posted by willowby at 2019-04-16 03:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#30
You missed the point, as usual.

#31 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

No, you did.

Have the Democrats advocated a gun ban? Have they filed a bill for it? Have they voted for it?

Nope. But when they advocate for a ban on bump stocks or high capacity magazines, idiots like you trot out the gun ban theme...that never happens.

And then Trump looks to ban bump stocks.

#32 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-04-16 06:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The President is not above the Law.

#18 | POSTED BY JOE
#21 | POSTED BY NIXON
#22 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

The IRS is the law. Last time I checked. Trump gets audited every year as most people do with 500 page tax returns. I'm sure they find problems.

Do you pay taxes? Do you file a return? If you have had any itemized dedcutions, or Schedule C, D, or E, I can definately find a crime you committed. I'm not judging you, it's just that it's left up to interpretation and if as an IRS auditor, I have the choice to press criminal charges or just make you pay a fine or just forgive it.

Any questions?

Guys, stop trying to be the smartest guy in the room. It's funny to watch when you get owned.

#33 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-04-17 12:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

By the way, the subpoenas are legal and enforceable. If you ignore them like Trump advises, you waive any objection to them as well.
#28 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

The Democrats in Congress will pay for this and I can't wait to watch it happen. The Trump haters and Leftists will primary them because they didn't "get Trump out of the White House by any means necessary", which is sedition by definition. And, the Democrats who are still Liberal and have not been taken over by the Leftists will primary them because they hate the overall ineffectiveness of Congress. The group mentioned in the latter want Congress to focus on the price of health care and infrastructure. They still love this country and still believe in the system, which is working very well, thank you very much.

#34 | Posted by JordyPete at 2019-04-17 12:39 PM | Reply

The Democrats in Congress will pay for this and I can't wait to watch it happen. The Trump haters and Leftists will primary them because they didn't "get Trump out of the White House by any means necessary", which is sedition by definition. And, the Democrats who are still Liberal and have not been taken over by the Leftists will primary them because they hate the overall ineffectiveness of Congress. The group mentioned in the latter want Congress to focus on the price of health care and infrastructure. They still love this country and still believe in the system, which is working very well, thank you very much.

You are wrong about so much here. Most Dems, right, left and center, ran on kitchen table issues and on being a check and balance to Trump, not on the Russia investigation. The idea that the Leftist, as you call them, are pushing "get Trump out of the White House by any means necessary" shows you either don't know what you are talking about or that you do and you are lying about it.

#35 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-17 01:17 PM | Reply

"The IRS is the law. Last time I checked. Trump gets audited every year as most people do with 500 page tax returns. I'm sure they find problems. "

The IRS is the Law. And the Law is created by Congress.

Congress wrote the Law that created the IRS.

Who has the oversight responsibility for the IRS? The Agency that was created by Congress?

Congress.

And Congress specifically wrote the law requiring the IRS to provide them with the Presidents tax returns for a very specific reason.

And guess what. Trump fits the bill to a T. Congress has oversight responsibility for every agency it creates. By law. You are on the wrong side of the Law. To make sure that the IRS(that Congress creates) is not being compromised by someone like trump. Who would compromise them in a New York minute.

And isn't it interesting to you how Trump (and his Deplorables) only believe in the Law when it is to Humpy's Political Advantage. Does that ever bother you ??

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 05:04 PM | Reply

"Trump gets audited every year as most people do with 500 page tax returns."

Not true at all.

It's against tax law to audit someone every year...unless the IRS finds something fishy every year.

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-17 05:09 PM | Reply

Auditing Presidents is a common practice. All Presidents get audited. But that has nothing to do with releasing your taxes and being transparent to the American People.

Like every other President has done (even if "under" audit) for the last 50 years

#38 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 05:21 PM | Reply

Time for Humpy's accountants to

Lawyer Up!
Lawyer Up!
Lawyer Up!

#39 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 05:23 PM | Reply

All these inbreds from Pee Barr to Dotard are gonna get a year for contempt of congress.

Real stable geniuses!

#40 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-04-17 05:24 PM | Reply

"If you have had any itemized dedcutions, or Schedule C, D, or E, I can definately find a crime you committed."

You're such a bald-faced liar. Maybe YOU are committing crimes, but your claim is pure horse manure.

#41 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-17 05:28 PM | Reply

"If you have had any itemized dedcutions, or Schedule C, D, or E, I can definately find a crime you committed."

The pre CYA for trump is adorable. jordypete isnt very smart, but the talking points he's repeating from radio are. Trump is going to be found cheating on his taxes and lying about it, but hey, we're all criminals and liars, right?

LOL

#42 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-04-17 05:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It is not a crime to make a mistake on your taxes. You pay your difference and any fees and move on with life.

It is a crime when you intentionally cheat and show a pattern of cheating in an attempt to evade your taxes.

JordyP probably thinks that being an undocumented immigrant is worse than being a tax cheat and fraud.

Maybe Jordy should look up the penalty for tax evasion and the penalty for being in the country illegally.

Then maybe he will see why it is such a big deal that Trump obey the law. The law applies to us all Equally. Trump is not above the law. And is much more of a criminal than the people (Humans) he is determined to harm.

He has got to go. Sorry Deplorables. You done goofed!!

#43 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-17 05:44 PM | Reply

"It is not a crime to make a mistake on your taxes. You pay your difference and any fees and move on with life. It is a crime when you intentionally cheat and show a pattern of cheating in an attempt to evade your taxes."

Worth repeating, especially for inbreds like Special Eddie.

#44 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-17 05:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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