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Old 05-08-2019, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
Why didn't the House subpoena Trump's taxes instantly once the Democrats took control of the House? Why do they drag this out?
Because the idea that the head of the House Judiciary Committee can demand to see anyone's tax returns anytime he/she likes is not as much of an open-and-shut case as Dems would have us believe.

If the House issues the subpoena, it will wind up in federal court. If the court quashes the subpoena, the Dems will appeal; if it doesn't, the GOP will appeal. Eventually it will wind up in the Supreme Court, after a year or two or three. The Dems are no more likely to succeed there as at any of the lower courts.

And, turnabout is fair play. The head of the Senate Judiciary committee is also supposedly able to request tax returns from anybody. And not just Presidential candidates and Presidents, either. For instance, donors to candidates, too.

Saying that it is a point of contention as to whether this is a ploy to embarrass the President is, IMO, putting it mildly.