YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT WITH YOUR INVALUABLE TONIGHT WITH YOUR INVALUABLE EXPERTISE ABOUT THIS. EXPERTISE ABOUT THIS. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.>>THANKS, LAWRENCE.>>THANKS, LAWRENCE.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>>THERE IS NO WAY UP.>>>THERE IS NO WAY UP. DONALD TRUMP HAS FINALLY BEEN DONALD TRUMP HAS FINALLY BEEN CORNERED ON HIS TAX RETURNS CORNERED ON HIS TAX RETURNS BECAUSE “SHALL” MEANS “SHALL.” BECAUSE “SHALL” MEANS “SHALL.” WHEN PEOPLE WHO WRITE LAWS WITH WHEN PEOPLE WHO WRITE LAWS WITH THE WORD “SHALL” MEANS THERE IS THE WORD “SHALL” MEANS THERE IS NO WIGGLE ROOM. NO WIGGLE ROOM. I KNEW THAT WHEN I WAS A STAFF I KNEW THAT WHEN I WAS A STAFF ON THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE. ON THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE. THAT’S WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT THAT’S WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT THE UNIQUE POWER THAT THE CHAMPL THE UNIQUE POWER THAT THE CHAMPL OF THE OF THE — CHAIRMAN OF THE — CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL TAX COMMITTEES CONGRESSIONAL TAX COMMITTEES HAVE, THE RIGHT TO SEE ANY TAX HAVE, THE RIGHT TO SEE ANY TAX RETURNS THEY WANT TO SEE. RETURNS THEY WANT TO SEE. THE LAW SAYS IF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LAW SAYS IF THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY OF THOSE COMMITTEES REQUESTS ANY OF THOSE COMMITTEES REQUESTS A TAX RETURN OR ANY INFORMATION A TAX RETURN OR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT A TAX RETURN, THEN THE ABOUT A TAX RETURN, THEN THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HAS NO SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO ORDER THE IRS TO CHOICE BUT TO ORDER THE IRS TO TURN OVER THAT TAX RETURN. TURN OVER THAT TAX RETURN. HERE’S WHAT THE LAW ACTUALLY HERE’S WHAT THE LAW ACTUALLY SAYS. SAYS. THE SECRETARY SHALL FURNISH SUCH THE SECRETARY SHALL FURNISH SUCH COMMITTEE WITH ANY RETURN OR COMMITTEE WITH ANY RETURN OR RETURN INFORMATION SPECIFIED IN RETURN INFORMATION SPECIFIED IN SUCH REQUEST. SUCH REQUEST. AND SO TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M., AND SO TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M., CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL OF THE CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE SENT THIS LETTER DEMANDING SIX SENT THIS LETTER DEMANDING SIX YEARS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S YEARS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PERSONAL TAX RETURNS AND HIS PERSONAL TAX RETURNS AND HIS BUSINESS TAX RETURNS AND ALL BUSINESS TAX RETURNS AND ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THOSE TAX INFORMATION ABOUT THOSE TAX RETURNS IN POSSESSION OF THE RETURNS IN POSSESSION OF THE IRS, INCLUDING WHETHER ANY OF IRS, INCLUDING WHETHER ANY OF THOSE TAX RETURNS HAVE BEEN THOSE TAX RETURNS HAVE BEEN AUDITED, SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT AUDITED, SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT HAS ALWAYS CLAIMED AS HIS REASON HAS ALWAYS CLAIMED AS HIS REASON FOR NOT RELEASING HIS TAX FOR NOT RELEASING HIS TAX RETURNS. RETURNS. CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL AND HIS CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL AND HIS STAFF HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR STAFF HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR MONTHS ON THIS LETTER TO MAKE MONTHS ON THIS LETTER TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ASKING FOR SURE THEY WERE ASKING FOR EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED TO GET A EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED TO GET A FULL PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP’S FULL PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP’S TAX COMPLIANCE AND TO MAKE SURE TAX COMPLIANCE AND TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE FOLLOWING THE LETTER THEY WERE FOLLOWING THE LETTER OF THE LAW IN MAKING THIS OF THE LAW IN MAKING THIS REQUEST. REQUEST. EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAYS EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE KNEW THAT AT AND MEANS COMMITTEE KNEW THAT AT SOME POINT, THIS DAY WAS COMING. SOME POINT, THIS DAY WAS COMING. AND SO OUR NEXT GUEST, SENIOR AND SO OUR NEXT GUEST, SENIOR MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, LLOYD MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, LLOYD DOGGETT, ASKED THE TREASURY DOGGETT, ASKED THE TREASURY SECRETARY ABOUT THIS LAST MONTH. SECRETARY ABOUT THIS LAST MONTH.>>HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY>>HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY INSTRUCTION OR GUIDANCE OF ANY INSTRUCTION OR GUIDANCE OF ANY KIND ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE KIND ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTS FOR CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS? PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS?>>BASED ON THE REQUEST, WE’LL>>BASED ON THE REQUEST, WE’LL EXAMINE IT AND WE WILL FOLLOW EXAMINE IT AND WE WILL FOLLOW THE LAW. THE LAW. WE WILL PROTECT THE PRESIDENT AS WE WILL PROTECT THE PRESIDENT AS WE WOULD PROTECT ANY INDIVIDUAL WE WOULD PROTECT ANY INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER UNDER THEIR RIGHTS. TAXPAYER UNDER THEIR RIGHTS.>>JOINING US NOW, MEMBER OF THE>>JOINING US NOW, MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, CONGRESSMAN LLOYD DOGGETT OF CONGRESSMAN LLOYD DOGGETT OF TEXAS. TEXAS. HE IS THE SENIOR-MOST COMMITTEE HE IS THE SENIOR-MOST COMMITTEE MEMBER AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS MEMBER AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS TONIGHT. TONIGHT. CONGRESSMAN, I WANT YOU TO LOOK CONGRESSMAN, I WANT YOU TO LOOK BACK AT THE EXCHANGE WE JUST BACK AT THE EXCHANGE WE JUST SHOWED WITH THE TREASURY SHOWED WITH THE TREASURY SECRETARY AND REFLECT BACK ON SECRETARY AND REFLECT BACK ON WHAT YOU THINK HIS ANSWER MEANS WHAT YOU THINK HIS ANSWER MEANS NOW THAT CHAIRMAN NEAL HAS SENT NOW THAT CHAIRMAN NEAL HAS SENT THE LETTER. THE LETTER.>>WELL, LAWRENCE, THANK YOU.>>WELL, LAWRENCE, THANK YOU. FINALLY, AFTER TWO YEARS, SIX FINALLY, AFTER TWO YEARS, SIX MOTIONS THAT I MADE THAT THE MOTIONS THAT I MADE THAT THE REPUBLICANS COVERED UP FOR REPUBLICANS COVERED UP FOR TRUMP, AND NOW THREE MONTHS INTO TRUMP, AND NOW THREE MONTHS INTO THE SESSION, WE HAVE THE THE SESSION, WE HAVE THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING. BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING. I THINK WHAT THE TREASURY I THINK WHAT THE TREASURY SECRETARY WAS SAYING IN A BIT OF SECRETARY WAS SAYING IN A BIT OF DOUBLE TALK, MUMBO-JUMBO WAS THE DOUBLE TALK, MUMBO-JUMBO WAS THE INTEREST ON THE WORD “PROTECT.” INTEREST ON THE WORD “PROTECT.” THE INTEREST SHOULD BE ON THE THE INTEREST SHOULD BE ON THE WORD “SHALL” AND PROVIDING THESE WORD “SHALL” AND PROVIDING THESE RETURNS AS REQUIRED BY A NEAR RETURNS AS REQUIRED BY A NEAR 100-YEAR-OLD STATUTE OF WHICH 100-YEAR-OLD STATUTE OF WHICH YOU’RE VERY PERMANENTLY FAMILIAR YOU’RE VERY PERMANENTLY FAMILIAR AND YOU’VE DESCRIBED IT SO WELL AND YOU’VE DESCRIBED IT SO WELL TONIGHT. TONIGHT. THE SECRETARY, IT WOULD APPEAR, THE SECRETARY, IT WOULD APPEAR, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT IN AND PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT IN HIS INITIAL COMMENTS, HE HIS INITIAL COMMENTS, HE OBVIOUSLY CONTINUES TO THINK OBVIOUSLY CONTINUES TO THINK HE’S ABOVE THE LAW HERE AS HE’S ABOVE THE LAW HERE AS EVERYWHERE ELSE, AND IF HE EVERYWHERE ELSE, AND IF HE CHOOSES TO OBSTRUCT THE CHOOSES TO OBSTRUCT THE SECRETARY AND THE IRS FROM SECRETARY AND THE IRS FROM PERFORMING THEIR MINISTERIAL PERFORMING THEIR MINISTERIAL DUTY, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD DUTY, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD IMMEDIATELY TO SEEK LEGAL ACTION IMMEDIATELY TO SEEK LEGAL ACTION TO GET THESE RETURNS. TO GET THESE RETURNS.>>SOME REPORTS HAVE REFERRED TO>>SOME REPORTS HAVE REFERRED TO THE LAW THAT CONTROLS THIS AS AN THE LAW THAT CONTROLS THIS AS AN OBSCURE LAW. OBSCURE LAW. WHICH I GUESS IT IS TO MOST WHICH I GUESS IT IS TO MOST MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIA, BUT MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIA, BUT FOR YOU, A MEMBER OF THE WAYS FOR YOU, A MEMBER OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, ANY MEMBER AND MEANS COMMITTEE, ANY MEMBER OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, ANY OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, ANY MEMBER OF THE STAFF OF THOSE MEMBER OF THE STAFF OF THOSE COMMITTEES KNOWS THIS POWER COMMITTEES KNOWS THIS POWER EXISTS. EXISTS. THEY’VE SEEN VERSIONS OF THIS THEY’VE SEEN VERSIONS OF THIS POWER USED. POWER USED. WHEN I WAS IN THE SENATE FINANCE WHEN I WAS IN THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, SERVICE NOT ACTUALLY COMMITTEE, SERVICE NOT ACTUALLY USED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL THE WAY USED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL THE WAY IT IS NOW, ANY TARGETED IT IS NOW, ANY TARGETED INDIVIDUAL, BUT MORE FOR A KIND INDIVIDUAL, BUT MORE FOR A KIND OF TAX RETURN THAT THE COMMITTEE OF TAX RETURN THAT THE COMMITTEE WAS INTERESTED IN SEEING FOR WAS INTERESTED IN SEEING FOR COMPLIANCE REASONS. COMPLIANCE REASONS. HOW DOES IT WORK? HOW DOES IT WORK? WE WOULD SOMETIMES ASK THE IRS WE WOULD SOMETIMES ASK THE IRS JUST FOR TAX RETURNS THAT ARE JUST FOR TAX RETURNS THAT ARE TAKING A CERTAIN KIND OF TAKING A CERTAIN KIND OF DEDUCTION, AND WE DIDN’T EVEN DEDUCTION, AND WE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO SEE THE NAMES ON THEM, HAVE TO SEE THE NAMES ON THEM, NECESSARILY. NECESSARILY. BUT THAT POWER HAS ALWAYS BEEN BUT THAT POWER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE. THERE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE’VE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE’VE SEEN IT USED BASICALLY IN AN SEEN IT USED BASICALLY IN AN AGGRESSIVE WAY AGAINST A SITTING AGGRESSIVE WAY AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT WHO IS PROBABLY VERY PRESIDENT WHO IS PROBABLY VERY LIKELY TO TRY TO RESIST THIS IN LIKELY TO TRY TO RESIST THIS IN COURT. COURT.>>THIS IS A PRESIDENT, OF>>THIS IS A PRESIDENT, OF COURSE, WITH A HISTORY OF COURSE, WITH A HISTORY OF QUESTIONABLE TAX ACTIVITIES, A QUESTIONABLE TAX ACTIVITIES, A PRESIDENT WHO DEVIATED FROM PRESIDENT WHO DEVIATED FROM OTHER CANDIDATES IN REFUSING TO OTHER CANDIDATES IN REFUSING TO DISCLOSE HIS RETURNS. DISCLOSE HIS RETURNS. YOU HAVE DESCRIBED THE STATUTE YOU HAVE DESCRIBED THE STATUTE AND THE PRACTICE AND THE AND THE PRACTICE AND THE FREQUENT USE OF ARTICLE 6103 FREQUENT USE OF ARTICLE 6103 VERY PARTICULARLY. VERY PARTICULARLY. I WOULD BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION, I WOULD BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION, AND I KNOW YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH AND I KNOW YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH IT, THE ROLE THAT IT PLAYED WITH IT, THE ROLE THAT IT PLAYED WITH RICHARD NIXON. RICHARD NIXON. THE IRS APPRAISED HIM IN THEIR THE IRS APPRAISED HIM IN THEIR INITIAL PUBLIC AUDIT. INITIAL PUBLIC AUDIT. THEN WHEN WE ACTUALLY GOT THE THEN WHEN WE ACTUALLY GOT THE RETURNS, MY PEOPLE ON THE RETURNS, MY PEOPLE ON THE COMMITTEE AND YOURS IN FINANCE, COMMITTEE AND YOURS IN FINANCE, IT TURNED OUT THE HOUSE DID A IT TURNED OUT THE HOUSE DID A PRETTY AWFUL JOB AND THE PRETTY AWFUL JOB AND THE PRESIDENT ENDED UP HAVING TO PAY PRESIDENT ENDED UP HAVING TO PAY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE WAS NOT A CROOK. WAS NOT A CROOK.>>ONE OF THE THINGS CHAIRMAN>>ONE OF THE THINGS CHAIRMAN NEAL POINTED OUT IN THE NEAL POINTED OUT IN THE INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT THAT HE INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT THAT HE GAVE TO THE MEDIA TODAY ALONG GAVE TO THE MEDIA TODAY ALONG WITH THE LETTER WAS THAT THE WITH THE LETTER WAS THAT THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE DEMANDS SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE DEMANDS TAX RETURNS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO TAX RETURNS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GET CONFIRMED TO POSITIONS OF GET CONFIRMED TO POSITIONS OF TREASURY. TREASURY. IT’S ROUTINE THAT THE COMMITTEE IT’S ROUTINE THAT THE COMMITTEE STAFF THERE AND CHAIRMAN TAKE A STAFF THERE AND CHAIRMAN TAKE A LOOK AT TAX RETURNS FOR LOWER LOOK AT TAX RETURNS FOR LOWER RANKING PEOPLE THAN THE RANKING PEOPLE THAN THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. SECRETARY MNUCHIN, OTHER PEOPLE SECRETARY MNUCHIN, OTHER PEOPLE WITHIN THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND ELSEWHERE, HAD TO PRODUCE AND ELSEWHERE, HAD TO PRODUCE TAX RETURNS. TAX RETURNS. WHILE I DIFFER WITH THE CHAIRMAN WHILE I DIFFER WITH THE CHAIRMAN ABOUT THE SCOPE AS TO TIME AND ABOUT THE SCOPE AS TO TIME AND THE BREADTH OF THE RETURNS THAT THE BREADTH OF THE RETURNS THAT ARE REQUESTED, I THINK HE’S ARE REQUESTED, I THINK HE’S PREPARED A VERY INFORMED REQUEST PREPARED A VERY INFORMED REQUEST THAT THERE IS NO LEGAL THAT THERE IS NO LEGAL JUSTIFICATION IN DENYING THIS JUSTIFICATION IN DENYING THIS NARROW REQUEST IN PRODUCING THIS NARROW REQUEST IN PRODUCING THIS SIX YEARS OF RETURNS. SIX YEARS OF RETURNS. WE’VE REALLY, AFTER ALL THIS WE’VE REALLY, AFTER ALL THIS TIME, JUST REACHED THE BEGINNING TIME, JUST REACHED THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING. OF THE BEGINNING.>>AND WE ALL REMEMBER DONALD>>AND WE ALL REMEMBER DONALD TRUMP SAYING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRUMP SAYING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THAT HE WOULD RELEASE HIS TRAIL THAT HE WOULD RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS, BUT THERE WAS AN TAX RETURNS, BUT THERE WAS AN AUDIT GOING ON. AUDIT GOING ON. WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE WAS ACTUALLY AN AUDIT GOING ON. WAS ACTUALLY AN AUDIT GOING ON. CHAIRMAN NEAL IS GOING FIND OUT CHAIRMAN NEAL IS GOING FIND OUT WHETHER THERE WAS AN AUDIT. WHETHER THERE WAS AN AUDIT.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>IT IS TRADITIONALLY, AS YOU>>IT IS TRADITIONALLY, AS YOU KNOW, FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE KNOW, FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, TO AUTOMATICALLY VICE PRESIDENT, TO AUTOMATICALLY BE AUDITED BY THE IRS, THAT’S A BE AUDITED BY THE IRS, THAT’S A POINT THE CHAIRMAN MAKES IN HIS POINT THE CHAIRMAN MAKES IN HIS LETTER, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE LETTER, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO FIND OUT IS, IS THAT WANT TO FIND OUT IS, IS THAT AUDIT ACTUALLY HAPPENING? AUDIT ACTUALLY HAPPENING? OR HAS HE ORDERED THE IRS NOT TO OR HAS HE ORDERED THE IRS NOT TO AUDIT HIM? AUDIT HIM?>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT AUDIT. AUDIT. WE NEED TO KNOW LIKE THE NIXON WE NEED TO KNOW LIKE THE NIXON CASE HOW WELL DID THE IRS DO CASE HOW WELL DID THE IRS DO THEIR JOB? THEIR JOB? THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONFIDENCE IN THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONFIDENCE IN OUR TAX SYSTEM. OUR TAX SYSTEM. IT’S ESSENTIAL AMERICANS HAVE IT’S ESSENTIAL AMERICANS HAVE THAT CONFIDENCE AND PART OF THAT THAT CONFIDENCE AND PART OF THAT IS ASSURING THAT THE MOST IS ASSURING THAT THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE COUNTRY POWERFUL PERSON IN THE COUNTRY IS COMPLYING WITH OUR TAX LAWS. IS COMPLYING WITH OUR TAX LAWS. SO I THINK WE SHOULD AT LEAST SO I THINK WE SHOULD AT LEAST HOLD HIM TO THE NIXON STANDARD. HOLD HIM TO THE NIXON STANDARD. AS YOU KNOW, EARLIER THIS YEAR AS YOU KNOW, EARLIER THIS YEAR WE APPROVED THE “FOR THE PEOPLE” WE APPROVED THE “FOR THE PEOPLE” ACT HERE IN THE HOUSE. ACT HERE IN THE HOUSE. WE WANT TO REQUIRE THIS FOR TEN WE WANT TO REQUIRE THIS FOR TEN YEARS AND ALL PRINCIPAL YEARS AND ALL PRINCIPAL BUSINESSES OF EVERYONE WHO RUNS BUSINESSES OF EVERYONE WHO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT. FOR PRESIDENT. IT’S NOT AIMED AT ANY PERSON OR IT’S NOT AIMED AT ANY PERSON OR ANY PARTY, IT IS DESIGNED TO ANY PARTY, IT IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE INTEGRITY IN OUR HIGHEST ENSURE INTEGRITY IN OUR HIGHEST OFFICE, SOMETHING THAT WE’RE OFFICE, SOMETHING THAT WE’RE REALLY SHORT OF IN THE TRUMP REALLY SHORT OF IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION.>>AND, CONGRESSMAN, TALK ABOUT>>AND, CONGRESSMAN, TALK ABOUT WHAT IT WOULD MEAN TO TURN A WHAT IT WOULD MEAN TO TURN A TRADITION, THE TRADITION OF TRADITION, THE TRADITION OF VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE FOR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND PRESIDENTS OF THEIR TAX RETURNS, PRESIDENTS OF THEIR TAX RETURNS, TURN THAT INTO A LAW. TURN THAT INTO A LAW.>>WELL, I THINK IT CONFIRMS THE>>WELL, I THINK IT CONFIRMS THE BEST PRACTICE OF PEOPLE OF BEST PRACTICE OF PEOPLE OF CANDIDATES OF BOTH PARTIES. CANDIDATES OF BOTH PARTIES. AND ALL WE’VE HAD FROM PRESIDENT AND ALL WE’VE HAD FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP LIES AND DECEIT. TRUMP LIES AND DECEIT. WE HAVE TO GET THE FACTS. WE HAVE TO GET THE FACTS. I KNOW HE’S NOT A FACT-BASED I KNOW HE’S NOT A FACT-BASED PRESIDENT OR REALITY-BASED PRESIDENT OR REALITY-BASED PRESIDENT, BUT ON THIS ISSUE, ON PRESIDENT, BUT ON THIS ISSUE, ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF OUR TAX THE ADMINISTRATION OF OUR TAX LAWS, HOW HE’S BENEFITED IN LAWS, HOW HE’S BENEFITED IN CHANGES OF THE TAX LAWS AND CHANGES OF THE TAX LAWS AND RULINGS BY HIS ADMINISTRATION, RULINGS BY HIS ADMINISTRATION, HOW THE IRS IS PERFORMING ITS HOW THE IRS IS PERFORMING ITS FUNCTION, THOSE ARE VITAL THINGS FUNCTION, THOSE ARE VITAL THINGS FOR THE OPERATION OF OUR FOR THE OPERATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND PARTICULARLY IN GOVERNMENT AND PARTICULARLY IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE WAYS AND THE JURISDICTION OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE. MEANS COMMITTEE.>>CONGRESSMAN DOGGETT, THANK>>CONGRESSMAN DOGGETT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. TONIGHT. I KNOW YOU’VE BEEN PUSHING FOR I KNOW YOU’VE BEEN PUSHING FOR THE ISSUE OF THE TRUMP TAX THE ISSUE OF THE TRUMP TAX RETURNS LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE RETURNS LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE ON THE COMMITTEE. ON THE COMMITTEE. YOU WERE DOING IT IN THAT LONELY

41 thoughts on “House Democrats Formally Request President Donald Trump’s Tax Returns | The Last Word | MSNBC”

  1. I love the wording… ''formally requests'' Trump's tax returns! Now THAT'LL get results because everyone knows Trump responds well to politeness…said no-one EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. The people request that all politicians release the last 10 years of they're tax returns !! We the people want to know how you became multi millionaires on your salaries ???

  3. Wow freaking dumbasses everywhere !! Why didnt you spent cumwads below demand obumholes birth certificate?? Why was all his school records sealed ?? IDIOTS in a huddle below me !! ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? here ya go , stick them where the sun dont shine thin skinned sub humans !!!!!!

  4. Rep. Lloyd Doggett: "…Integrity, something that we are really short of, in our Trump administration."

  5. You know … It will be hilarious to see his face when the tax returns shows that he is not even close to the rich person he claims to be lol …

  6. How does America determine terrorist groups? Any protest against US government or any action expressing disapproval of US government politics is a fear and considered to be dangerous enemy. Today the Democratic organization in United States is a real danger and should be destroyed to save US citizens.

  7. I wonder if someone in the IRS is also being bought by Trump. I mean come on! This guy had dodged taxes for decades and there has never been any report of Trump being penalized by the IRS. Years! There has to be someone in the IRS helping him, and not just him but also other rich people. Corruption everywhere.

  8. What does it take to get Lawrence to raise his voice? I have NEVER heard him raise his voice. I REGULARLY raise my voice after watching a boatload of horrible people getting interviewed like someone visiting a backyard lemonade stand. How STRANGE are these hosts like Lawrence ODonnell who are incapable of escaping the self-imposed stricture of flat emotional reactions. His behavior screams to me of a calculated behavior to flatten out the emotional reaction of the audience. But when we are constantly confronted with so many sexual predators and serial criiminal offenders isnt a loud, emotional reaction appropriate? Isn*t it??

  9. Anything to distract attention from the criminal activities of the former administration, the DNC and Felony Clinton. Phuck the democrats

  10. This should be a no-brainer, even Trump supporters should want their candidate for 2020 to prove to all how wealthy and how good a businessman he is – any delaying tactic or refusal can only mean there is something to hide. So come on Trump supporters, get behind this request .

  11. lol u do know that the irs audits everyone, and they would have gone after the president already if there were something there. here's what's gonna happen, the president is gonna stall and stall with the tax returns, demorats with spend heaps of capital pursuing it until 2020, and right before the election, he'll release the tax returns, making the dems look foolish. it'll make him appear as if he was persecuted, and boom MAGA 2020

  12. this situation belies an apparent fatal flaw(s) in the American justice system:
    1) That an individual, embodied in the Office of The President of the United States exercises ultimate, absolute power (authority) over enforcement of the law, 2) That a group of 12 lifetime political appointees exercises ultimate, absolute power over legislatively established law – via the ability to negate and/or retroactively redefine the actual meaning of said legislatively-established law. 3) That a body of 535 elected "representatives of the electorate" (e.g. "The American People") has no ultimate, absolute power over enforcement of the law; in that its' behavior/actions is not perceived as self-evident (therefore apparently requiring judicial process and/or cooperation of the Executive Branch of government). That the current Executive Branch of government desires a relationship with both the Judicial and Legislative Branches of government reflective of that of Vlad the Putin and the Duma is nonetheless concerning and ironic.

  13. He's the one that said over and over that he will release his taxes so what's the problem now Trump?

  14. Trump will refuse, it will go to court, Republicans will string out the court process for years, Trump will be out of office before it is concluded.

  15. Every single person that has covered up for frump in any way including those in the Republican Party especially turtle Mitch should be locked up.

  16. No he hasn't. Its under investigation. The law is the law. When Trumps taxes are no longer under investigation, then you will probably get them. This is a 40 year old running gag. "How much are you worth Mr Trump?"
    Heh. Good luck?

  17. So glad that most of America saw the corruption of Trump and his administration, and so glad that the Democrats are now in charge of the House, whereas the GOP would do nothing but let this corruption continue. Ever since Obama…we have seen how much the GOP fights against the people of America, and only caters to their party, their lobbyists, and their base.

  18. Of course by default and by means of solidarity and equality and to maintain standards of great character within American Politics and Government…..its only fair that if he has to disclose all of his tax returns so should every last senator, congressman, justice, President, etc. Right? If we or u are gonna demand Tax Returns from 1 u gotta do it from all…especially because theres sooo much room for corruption…and just because someone doesnt look or seem corrupt or less virtuous doesnt mean they arent. Therefore, it shouldnt be an exception this should be the rule!!! Not-(only tax returms on this person in govt just this one time because this is an exception to the rule)….who still agrees???

  19. This has to be a legal reason to ask for the tax returns, not just because they want him to. So this is garbage.

    Candidates Are Not Legally Required to Release Tax Returns
    No. There is no legal requirement of any kind that presidential candidates release tax returns from any year. Indeed, there is a strict, strong constitutional right to privacy for all tax returns. Thus, tax returns can be released by an individual taxpayer, but cannot released by the IRS to the public. However, one Senator has proposed legislation requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns.

  20. What about the “SHALL” in “The right to bear arms SHALL not be infringed”? Liberals don’t seem to care about that one. Hypocrite much?

  21. We don’t need to see the tax returns of millionaires who became Politicians…We need to see the tax returns of Politicians who became millionaires!

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