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Old 05-09-2019, 07:36 AM
Steophan is offline
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
Unless I'm missing something, the IRS or Treasury Department has never before denied a request from Congress to see tax documents. It's the Trump administration that is violating precedent, not Congress.
Well, that's what I'm asking. How often, and for what stated purpose, are these requests made? Is this a theoretical power that's never been tested, one that's used uncontroversially on a regular basis, one that's been used occasionally in exceptional circumstances, or something else?

I'm asking this because I don't know, and a very quick Google search hasn't answered the question.