The WaPo claims they have a 10-page memo that states that President Trump must hand over his tax returns to the Democrats in the House. I wonder how long it took Jeff Bezos to write it. The document sounds as phony as a three dollar bill.
It is marked “DRAFT”, never mentions the name Donald Trump, is not signed and was never forwarded to the Treasury Department, all of which would have been done if the memo were real and not the Deep State wish list. The House is not authorized to run investigations not having to do with a president’s actions.
A copy of the 10-page memo, which was obtained by the Washington Post, says the disclosure of tax returns to the committee “is mandatory, requiring the Secretary to disclose returns, and return information, requested by the tax-writing Chairs.”
The memo was reportedly penned by a lawyer in the Office of Chief Counsel several months ago and did not represent the agency’s “official position.”
The mystery memo is stamped “DRAFT,” does not reference Trump and it wasn’t even signed.
The author of the memo is unknown and IRS Chief Rettig and chief counsel Michael Desmond weren’t even aware of it until the Washington Post reached out to them for comment.
According to the Post, the IRS says the memo was never even forwarded to the Treasury.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin formally rejected House Dems’ request for Trump’s tax returns by arguing there is no legal standing for demanding them, however the President has not yet invoked executive privilege.