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Democrats to use ‘arcane’ law to unmask Trump’s tax returns by the end of the month: report

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Democrats are planning to demand President Donald Trump’s tax returns in roughly two weeks — and are going to use a little-known law to do so.

“We’re almost ready to go,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), an “outspoken” proponent of using an “arcane” law to get the president’s tax returns, told Politico Tuesday afternoon.

As Politico PRO editor Marty Kady noted, “this is going to escalate very quickly.”

A HuffPost report from the end of February explained the law Pascrell has proposed using to get the president’s tax returns.

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“Federal law says the chairs of certain committees, including Ways and Means, can ask for copies of any taxpayer’s returns and that the treasury secretary ‘shall furnish such committee with any return or return information’ specified in the request,” the report noted. “The law dates to the 1920s and is designed to be a way for Congress to check corruption in the executive branch.”

At the time, the New Jersey Democrat was quoted saying he was tired of waiting for the committee to pull the trigger.

“All it takes is writing a letter, putting a stamp on it,” Pascrell said. “I’ll deliver it myself. I volunteer.”

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Prosecutors debunk right-wing conspiracy theory in new legal smackdown of Roger Stone

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Federal prosecutors debunked a conspiracy theory pushed by the far-right in a new legal brief filed on Thursday.

Longtine Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone had argued federal investigators relied upon a report from the cyber research firm Crowdstrike to conclude that Russia had hacked the Democratic National Committee.

That contention, according to federal prosecutors, is "incorrect."

"While the prosecutors did not go into detail, they noted that the investigators gathered evidence of the Russians’ involvement independently, which led to the indictment last year of 12 Russian military officials in connection with the DNC hack," Politico reported.

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‘Call the mall cops!’ Roy Moore roasted after saying he’ll make ‘more personal contact with people’ in Senate run

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Roy Moore, the far-right politician who infamously lost an Alabama Senate race in 2017 after allegations emerged about him molesting teenage girls, announced on Thursday that he was going to once again run for office in 2020.

While touting his potential rematch with Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), Moore was asked by a reporter what he will do differently this time around.

"I would like to make more personal contact with people," Moore responded.

Given that Moore's history of "personal contact" with underage women was what cost him the 2017 Senate race -- and even allegedly got him banned from a shopping mall that grew weary of his regular efforts to pick up teen girls -- Moore was quickly buried in ridicule on Twitter.

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Longtime Ohio news anchor retires after dispute with Sinclair Broadcasting over forced pro-Trump commentaries

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Rob Braun, a fixture on local Cincinnati television for over 35 years, is retiring after stating it was "time to move on" because "I don't fit well with the Sinclair News model," reports WVXU.

The reports states that Braun -- the dean of Cincinnati's WKRC news broadcasting -- made the comments on his Facebook page and assured loyal fans that he was not fired by the conservative news organization.

In a Facebook post, he wrote: "I want you to know that I am not retiring. Ch 12 is NOT forcing me out. In fact, they offered me a generous contract. I am choosing to leave. There is no 'real story but .... Sometimes in life, you just know, it's time to move on. I don't feel I fit well with the Sinclair News model."

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