Only one person in the entire House membership is allowed by law to request President Trump’s New York state taxes and that is Richard Neal and so far, he has refused to do that and for good reason.
There is no argument that NY passed the new law that allows congress access to a president’s tax returns. What Neal is worried about is how to convince a federal judge that the request isn’t political. Well, we know that’s impossible because it’s overtly political.
Look for the leftwing of the party to exert heavy pressure on Neal and slowly but surely drive him to his knees.
The only Democrat who can legally demand to see Donald Trump’s tax records has come under fire from colleagues for not using the newest tool in the bag to get them.
Ways and Means chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-NY) has already invoked 26 USC 6103 and gone to federal court to exercise his oversight authority over the Treasury to review Trump’s returns. Supposedly, Andrew Cuomo handed Neal the keys by signing a law making presidential tax returns accessible by chairs of three congressional committees.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law legislation designed to make it easier for Congress to obtain President Donald Trump’s state tax returns.
So far, the only Democrat able to utilize that law wants nothing to do with it.
It’s just one of a series of decisions that have landed House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in hot water with those on the left who feel the longtime lawmaker hasn’t done nearly enough to obtain the president’s taxes. …
An aide to a Democratic member of Ways and Means told NBC News that “there has been widespread frustration from members of the committee at how slowly this process has moved.”
“We respect his focus on moving rapidly on health care, tax policy, and pensions but at the same time many of us have tried to express the sense of urgency which we and our constituents feel about enforcing the law and obtaining Trump’s tax returns, and we just haven’t seen that sense of urgency reflected over the past six months,” the aide added.