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Old 05-09-2019, 08:10 AM
Steophan is offline
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Originally Posted by Budget Player Cadet View Post
Got a citation that isn't Steve Mnuchin covering for his boss? Or are you still somehow laboring under the constantly-refuted delusion that when someone from the Trump administration says something, they aren't most likely lying?
I doubt he's lying that the DOJ has given that advice. It's not impossible, but unlikely, as there's no good reason to think the DOJ wouldn't do so.

The idea that congressional oversight is not a "legitimate legislative purpose" is such bald-faced bullshit that I cannot believe anyone takes it seriously. It is literally the reason the law was crafted in the first place - it was a response to the Teapot Dome scandal.
What pending legislation will seeing Trump's tax returns affect? If this law is meant to allow Congress to investigate and oversee the Executive, it seems that only allowing it for legislative purposes is a bad way of doing it.