The Democratic battle to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns is likely to be long and fierce. But at some point, said legal analyst Elie Mystal in his Friday appearance on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” the law will catch up to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin if he refuses to comply with Congress.
“The administration has the authority to make it clear for us to see it, but Steve Mnuchin has a responsibility for Congress to see it,” said Mystal. “It’s the law … he could be held in contempt of Congress if he doesn’t follow the law.”
“They could literally go over to his office and arrest him if he doesn’t follow the law,” said Mystal. “As complicated as tax laws are, this one is very clear: upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, the chairman shall furnish such a committee with any return information supplied upon request. So that’s as clear as it gets!”
"They could literally go over to his office and arrest him if he doesn't follow the law"@ElieNYC on what could happen if Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin refuses to give Congress Trump tax returns pic.twitter.com/sE2t8nOFD2
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 5, 2019
Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report
President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.
"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.
Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.
Maddow is visibly shocked Trump is claiming in court the president can’t even be investigated
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC was flabbergasted by the latest court moves by President Donald Trump as he continues to hide his tax returns from investigators.
The host noted the ongoing legal battle Trump is waging to keep his accounting firm, Mazars, from handing over eight years of his tax returns to New York state investigators.
The host was shocked by the headline on the front-page of The Washington Post website.
[caption id="attachment_1544917" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Headline in The New York Times: "Trump Lawyers Argue He Cannot Be Criminally Investigated" screengrab.[/caption]