The Political Battle Rages On

Trump on Friday tweeted out a video that showed snippets of a speech by Omar.
Trump on Friday tweeted out a video that showed snippets of a speech by Omar.

Democrats continued to rage at President Trump over his income taxes and criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar.

The Democrat-controlled House Ways and Means Committee set a 10-day deadline Saturday for Trump to cough up his tax returns—and threatened legal action if the administration refuses.

Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), who chairs the committee, told the IRS to produce the documents by April 23. He claimed that Trump’s objections to the demand “lack merit.”

Trump lawyer William Consovoy argued last week that the order weaponizes the IRS for partisan purposes. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said it “raises serious issues concerning the constitutional scope of congressional investigative authority.”

Nonsense, Neal responded.

“It is not the proper function of the IRS, Treasury, or Justice to question or second guess the motivations of the committee,” he wrote, according to the Washington Post. “Judicial precedent commands that none of the concerns raised can legitimately be used to deny the committee’s request.”

As the letter went out, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced Trump’s use of video footage of the 9/11 attacks to criticize Omar (D-Minn.).

“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence,” Pelosi tweeted. “The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.”

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See Also:

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(2) Barr Will Find Spying On Trump Directed By Obama

(3) Trump trolls the Democrats to highlight their hypocrisy

(4) Trump calls sanctuary cities’ bluff: ‘Let’s see if they have open arms’

(5) Cover-Up Smoking Guns on Clinton Emails

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Why I remain skeptical of Mueller’s BFF, AG Barr.

“The indictments that were made by the Mueller team are very questionable, and there’s pieces of them that read like Russian spy novels,” said Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.

“That was done on purpose,” he added, “to create a narrative to make the American people think, as they were indicting these people, that somehow this had to do with collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/04/15/gop_muellers_collusion_bias_could_carry_through_to_final_report.html

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I have made no secret of my belief that I simply do not trust Barr to deliver the ‘bacon’. (I hope using that age old term doesn’t trigger someone). Anyway, he is a self admitted BFF with Robert Mueller and that says much to me. I will say this though. I find myself no longer pretty much 100% certain that Barr will disappoint, and that percentage is beginning to slide like Trudeau’s poll numbers. If the AG does come through and just do what is right and dispense equal justice, nobody will shout from the rooftops louder than me that… Read more »