It Happened Again: Trump Administration Slaps Away Another Subpoena Issued By House Democrats

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Posted: May 17, 2019 7:14 PM
It Happened Again: Trump Administration Slaps Away Another Subpoena Issued By House Democrats

Source: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The Trump administration isn’t backing down from their war with House Democrats. We all saw this coming miles away. The Trump administration partially based on the fact that this was a crew that was going to fight for the forgotten American and they have. The House Democratic majority was elected in 2018 to fight the Trump agenda. There is no room for cooperation. There is no room for compromise. In other words, it’s what I love about our political system: conflict. Gridlock is a good thing. Division and partisanship is a good thing, and the more of it, the more honest we can be. Democrats and Republicans are different. We’re on separate wavelengths, especially when it comes to values.  For example, I’m grateful my party doesn’t aggressively promote infanticide as we’ve seen over the past few months. Yet, that’s a separate issue.

Once again, the Trump administration told House Democrats to go pound sand over the latest subpoena concerning the president’s taxes. Democrats want six years worth of returns, including those related to the president’s businesses. Why? It’s part of their impeachment crusade. It’s a political stunt, which is why the Trump White House told them to go shove it…again (via NBC News):

The Treasury Department said Friday that it would not comply with congressional subpoenas to provide six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass, before the 5 p.m. ET deadline to hand over the documents. Mnuchin said that, on advice of the Justice Department, Treasury had determined that the committee's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose," and so the department is not "authorized to disclose the requested returns."

"For the same reasons, we are unable to provide the requested information in response to the Committee’s subpoena," Mnuchin said.

Neal responded Friday saying that the law provides "clear statutory authority" for him to request and received access to tax returns and return information.

This isn’t the only subpoena the Trump White House has slapped down. The one issued for former White House Counsel Don McGahn was also rejected. The Democrats promised their base an impeachment spectacle and despite the establishment’s hopes to avoid such a spectacle, they will have to give their rabid left-wing masses something. We all know the game that’s being played here. The impeachment hearings the Democrats are holding have but one goal. Hold the line, Trump White House. Hold. The. Line.