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, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Cops briefly suspended after video of them beating 16-year-old girl goes viral
Officers in Lansing, Michigan, were placed on leave after video appeared on social media showing them striking a 16-year-old girl, reports WILX.
The officers approached a home where they suspected the girl and a 14-year-old boy -- wanted on probation violations, escape from custody, and runaway warrants -- were staying, police said.
The teens tried to flee, but were captured soon after. After the girl resisted being put into a police car, video shows an officer beat her on the leg.
Trump’s golf courses fired these five undocumented workers — now they have a plan to spoil his 2020 launch
Five undocumented immigrants who worked for President Donald Trump's golf courses for years are planning to crash his big 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Florida on Tuesday.
The New York Daily News reports that the former Trump workers plan on going to his rally to highlight his "cruelty and hypocrisy" for welcoming undocumented immigrants to work at his clubs until they became a political inconvenience.
Meghan McCain mystifies co-hosts by defending Trump with a bizarre Ebola rant: ‘It’s my No. 1 fear in life’
Meghan McCain briefly derailed a conversation on "The View" about President Donald Trump humiliating his chief of staff during a TV interview.
The president ordered White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney out of the Oval Office after he coughed as Trump was speaking to ABC News, and McCain said she couldn't blame him.
"My No. 1 fear in life, in general, above all things, is getting the Ebola virus, above all else," McCain said. "It's my biggest fear in the entire world."
Her comment seemed to amuse co-host Joy Behar, who cracked a grin.
"Ebola virus?" Behar said. "Do they have that here?"