Trump Must Turn Over Tax Returns, Democratic Lawmaker Says

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The White House is committed to letting the negotiations play out, with some saying they are "cautiously optimistic" about getting a deal they could live with, said a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

"Where does it end?"

Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski of IN said forcing the Treasury secretary to hand over Trump's returns was tantamount to "weaponizing our tax laws to target a political foe".

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, now controlled by Democrats, listened to tax experts about whether or not it would be prudent to pass legislation that would require all future presidential candidates and their running mates to disclose their tax returns.

Democrats in Congress raised questions yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service's ability to effectively audit President Donald Trump's tax returns, as they began hearings meant to result in obtaining the documents and making them public. "The element of good faith is implicit to a functioning tax system", Pascrell said.

"No, I would not have advised them to do that", Keis said.

"They've got to come to a solution that actually does what they promised they would do, which is protect the American people", White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Fox News.

But despite Green's persistence in wanting to impeach Trump, House Democrat leaders are cautious about bringing up impeachment for fear it may backfire on them at the polls and give Trump and Republicans an edge in the 2020 elections.

"I have asked the administration to be as noninterventionist as I am on that", Pelosi told reporters Thursday morning. "They love to weaponize the IRS, aka Lois Lerner, and now going after the president's tax returns".

As most of us know by now, President Trump was the first candidate for president in 40 years not to release his tax returns prior to taking office. Trump, unlike some of his predecessors, hasn't divested from his real estate and licensing business since becoming president.

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"At such time as we overcome Trump obstacles and secure the returns, there needs to be a careful, objective review of them in private", Doggett said.

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has said he plans to request Trump's returns using IRS code 6103, a provision that Democrats say allows the chairman of the House Ways and Means committee to request Trump's tax returns. "I gotta believe that the Mueller team already has their hands on the president's tax returns".

While high-profile liberals capture the attention of the party's left wing, Pelosi is more focused on protecting the first-term members who matter to holding the Democrats' majority: lawmakers who took over GOP seats in areas won by Trump.

Outside advocacy groups including Tax March, Indivisible and Stand Up America have started a campaign to persuade Neal to ask for the returns.

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., a negotiator, said it was "unrealistic" to think there would be no funding for physical barriers.

In early December, "Presidential Harassment" - also known as the "phony Russia Witch Hunt" - caused his plummeting approval rating.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., told reporters Wednesday that while Democrats are serious about their constitutional responsibility to investigate Trump, they aren't going to be reckless when they do it.

President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address at the Capitol in Washington, DC on February 5, 2019. "It's just as wrong (as) if Nixon were doing it".

Brady-who is the ranking member of the committee itself-and Kelly accused Democrats of hunting Trump's tax returns as an attempt to play "partisan "gotcha" politics in the letter. From making it harder to register and stay on the rolls to moving and closing polling places to rejecting lawful ballots, we can no longer ignore these threats to democracy", she said.

"If we can work within some of the parameters that we talked about today - that we'll keep to ourselves - I think he would sign it", Shelby said.