In 2018, Democrats vowed to bring Donald Trump to justice through receiving his tax declaration. However, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal required of Trump’s documents, and the President refused to obey him.
During his speech, Neal of Massachusetts did not even mention a key 15-day window due to which he would manage to get the results. First and furthermost, tax returns must be easily to get as the law says:
“Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives … the Treasury Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request … “
Neal definitely has rights to ask, and Secretary Steve Mnuchin has to obey. Former federal prosecutor Harry Litman noted: “”Shall” means, well, shall. The language is the well-established norm, across a range of legal settings, used to denote an absence of discretion on an official’s part. It leaves no room for quibbles by the secretary.”
The administration, meanwhile, seems not to enforce the law that is not suitable for the President – that is the reason of her deferral. At least, the Administration was said not to have to obey the law as the President aimed at making the request unconstitutional. It means that the President does not have to follow the law as the Congress offends him. This contradicts GOP orthodoxy that their opposition is de-facto illegal.
According to Trump’s inclination to bribery, to see his tax returns is really important. He prompts the Administration to protect illegal and bribed position. Neal’s request of the President’s taxes would work to his advantage that took the Committee under control.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website