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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mnuchin, who oversees the IRS, has refused to release the president's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee on multiple occasions on the grounds that "the committee's request lacks a legitimate legislative purpose." But the 10-page IRS memo (pdf) -- reportedly prepared last fall "by a lawyer in the Office of Chief Counsel" -- makes clear that the "secretary's obligation to disclose return and return information would not be affected by the failure of a tax writing committee... to state a reason for the request." "The memo writer's interpretation is that the IRS has no wiggle room on this," Daniel Hemel, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, told the Post. "Mnuchin is saying the House Ways and Means Committee has not asserted a legitimate legislative purpose. The memo says they don't have to assert a legitimate legislative purpose -- or any purpose at all."

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Oh, God this is rich! I hope that Mnuchin is held in some form of contempt and investigated. He's obviously not going to comply with any committee.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-05-23 12:58 AM | Reply

oops!

"The memo says they don't have to assert a legitimate legislative purpose -- or any purpose at all."

hello Mcfly?

He should have listened to the lawyer.

Fine him and remove him.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-23 05:46 PM | Reply

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