Pelosi says House Democrats will begin process to obtain Trump tax returns

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  1. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Like it or not we're going to see them now, folks.

     
  2. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    The people should be able to see the tax returns of every public official!
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    I have a bad feeling that we’ll see a whole lot of “this should be illegal but isn’t because of decades of rolling back regulations” in addition to the obvious fraudulent behavior that should have landed this guy in jail decades ago.
     
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    I'm not sure what will be more interesting all the hype that will come about because of possibly finally seeing those tax returns, or the hysterics about getting those tax records.

    Hmmm... there will be heads exploding somewhere.
     
  5. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Hope Hannity has his schedule cleared for all the team-Trump members looking for softball questions.
     
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    Someone please inform me if this is incorrect, but there's no actual law requiring the President to release his tax returns to the public, is there? What legal leg does Pelosi intend to stand on here?
     
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    What will be more interesting. What the tax returns tell us - or the epic meltdown tweets over having to turn them over?
     
  8. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That is correct, there is no law, just precedent. Where Pelosi and the Democrats have legal leverage is in subpoena power. Technically, as law makers, they can ask (compel) for anything they want as long as they all agree on it as the majority. The Senate may not agree but it won't stop the House from releasing them, all legally.
     
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    President Trump should offer to make a trade with the house Democrats. His tax return for their tax returns. After all, no one has anything to hide, do they?
     
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    That's not an offer he can make.
     
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    Well, as pointed out he has no power to compel the release of their returns, they however do.

    I'd say that congressperson's financial ties are less well-hidden than Trump's, however. Given you have recent examples of, say, a congressman pushing for a defense bill to enrich the value of his stock buys.
     
  12. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Why not? If everyone agrees to the trade...
     
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    House democrats have pushed a bill banning them from buying stocks in individual companies.
     
  14. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All I know is if Trump thought the last two years were hard wait until he faces a Democratic House with subpoena power. Whether we agree with them targeting him or not, they'll probably litigate his indiscretions to the fullest extent of the law.

    All that aside, one has to wonder why he would ever choose this life of politics over what he had. Hope it was worth it.
     
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    He told the country he was under a routine audit and couldn't release them. He also told the country he was going to release them after the election. If he's got nothing to hide, why not release them?
     
  16. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    He also told the country he did not pay those women off, that he had nothing to do with Russia, etc. Basically, he's a lying sack of turds every time he opens his mouth. The only way to know anything for real is through legal action.
     
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    That's called dealmaking, something he knows very little about, it seems.

    He also said his taxes were a "red line" for Mueller... why?
     
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    Trump is a rich guy that pays less taxes than poor people think he should. Shocker.

    I also give it a good chance that Trump isn't worth as much money as he would like people to believe.... which would be embarrassing to him.

    Either way, who really cares? What difference does it make other than just another chance for the left to get into a poo slinging match with him?

    His supporters aren't changing sides because it's not (and never has been) about Trump. It's about the agenda he's ramming through. He's a blunt instrument that is willing to blast through the politically correct BS...... lots of 'good' people out there that are perfectly happy for him to be bad guy for the masses, while behind the scenes they're getting what they want done.

    Like him or not, he's winning.......... although losing the House puts a stop to any legislation....... the Obamacare repeal that John McCain voted down is a fail..... not getting tax cuts pt2 passed is a fail...... otherwise it's all good.
     
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    It's not about what people think he should pay, its did he pay what he's legally obligated to, and did he break any laws.

    People are all for rules of law its a border crosser or a black guy robbing a liquor store, but if you have your name on a tower it seems to be a case of "eh, who cares, his base is sticking with him". White collar criminals and tax cheats rob this country of far more than any illegal immigrant or single parent on welfare.
     
  20. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bravo, well said!
     
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    It will NEVER fail to astound me that, that simple concept seems to elude so many who've bought into this cult of personality, because they imagine it will somehow benefit them later.
     
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    He wanted to take credit for the shutdown. Now he blames the democrats Screenshot_20181213-163700_Twitter.jpeg
     
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    What the what?!
     
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    Well I've known Pelosi is an idiot. She just keeps piling on the proof.
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    How about neither. Instead why doesn't she get off her dead ass and do something positive for her constituents.
     
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    And, as I'll note once again, this is a bill that has to get through Congress this year, while the Republicans still control the House of Representatives. The person he needs to get on board is Paul Ryan, not Nancy Pelosi.
     

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