President Donald Trump continues to refuse to show Congress his taxes, citing an ongoing audit as an excuse.
On Saturday, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman appeared on MSNBC’s Joy Reid show to demand Trump’s taxes. He even went so far as to suggest that officials who are helping shield Trump’s finances from Congressional scrutiny belong in prison if they continue to do so.
“They have every right to get all of these documents and all of these witnesses, starting with the Secretary Treasurer Mnuchin who is refusing to turn over taxes even though there is a specific statute that provides that the IRS has to turn it over to Congress, and on top of it there is good reasons to receive those taxes.”
“I believe Congress has to take a very hard line,” Akerman continued. He notes that Congress has the power to hold officials in contempt which could lead to prison.
“If the Secretary of Treasury doesn’t produce those documents he’s ought to be held in contempt. And he ought to go to prison.”
Desperate conservatives unleash a torrent of misogyny to undermine Pamela Karlan’s devastating testimony
As soon as Pamela Karlan, a constitutional law professor at Stanford who specializes in voting rights, opened her mouth during Wednesday's impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, I knew she would become the prime if not exclusive focus of the entire right-wing response to the hearing.
Republicans were desperate to do anything to keep voters from paying attention to the actual substance of the testimony from the three law professors summoned to explain why Donald Trump should be impeached for his crimes, since the substance of their testimony is irrefutable. And while all three were articulate, intelligent and crystal clear in their arguments, only Karlan was female.
This conspiracy actually exists: Trump and the GOP are waging a war on reality
Donald Trump and his agents’ bribery and extortion plot to withhold congressionally approved military aid to force the government of Ukraine to “investigate” Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, with the goal of helping Trump win the 2020 presidential election, is a textbook example of a very real conspiracy.
Congress schooled in the Constitution: Impeachment hearing was less about the answers than about the questions
The opening of the new round of impeachment inquiries before the House Judiciary Committee was less about the answers than about the questions.
If you were a Democrat, you asked questions that prompted the constitutional scholars present to pin the available evidence about Team Trump to a rogue plot to trade Ukrainian recognition and military aid for Donald Trump’s personal political gain.
If you were a Republican, you asked about anything else, from historical precedents about elapsed time, about the meaning of bribery in the 18th Century, about non-existent testimony about Joe and Hunter Biden.