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    The Justice Department told the Treasury Department that it "must" turn over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee, which first requested them more than two years ago.
    The direction came in an opinion released Fridayby the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which provides legal advice to the executive branch.
    "The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has invoked sufficient reasons for requesting the former President's tax information." Under the department's interpretation of federal law, according to the opinion, "Treasury must furnish the information to the Committee."


    The opinion was released on the same day that the House committee and the Treasury Department are expected to submit a court filing in the lawsuit that House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal brought in July 2019seeking the tax returns. According to previous filings in the case, lawmakers and the Biden administration have been in discussion for several months as to how to move forward in the litigation.
    "As I have maintained for years, the Committee's case is very strong and the law is on our side. I am glad that the Department of Justice agrees and that we can move forward," Neal said in a statement to CNN.
    The OLC opinion indicated that the House committee had again submitted with the Treasury Department a request for the returns in June of this year. That request, obtained by CNN, shows that the committee had shifted the scope of its investigation since it had originally requested the returns, with a new interest in understanding the "business entanglements" of the former president and how the IRS' presidential audit program handled them.
    The House panel now say tax returns could "reveal hidden business entanglements raising tax law and other issues, including conflicts of interest, affecting proper execution of the former President's responsibilities."
    "An independent investigation might also show foreign financial influences on former President Trump that could inform relevant congressional legislation," the new request said. It also shifted forward the years of returns the committee was seeking, to cover Trump's time in office more squarely. The new request seeks the returns between 2015 and 2020.
    It is unclear whether Trump, who has intervened in the case in his personal capacity, will continue to fight the release of the returns in court. A lawyer for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
    At Trump's request earlier this year, the judge ordered that the Treasury Department give the former President a three-days heads up if it intends to hand over the returns, so that he could consider whether he would like to take legal action to stop the agency.
    The Treasury Department declined to comment.
    DOJ's shift in position is victory for the House as it continues to investigate the former President and his administration.
    "Access to former President Trump's tax returns is a matter of national security," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. "The American people deserve to know the facts of his troubling conflicts of interest and undermining of our security and democracy as President."
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    The hounds are getting closer, this one will tear the seat out of his trousers.
    I do wonder if the reality has registered with him yet. Possibly not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    The hounds are getting closer, this one will tear the seat out of his trousers.
    I do wonder if the reality has registered with him yet. Possibly not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Registered? He and reality are already divorced.
    Who got custody?

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    Wonder if he’ll call in his crack team of lawyers.
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    I think he's planning on dragging it out until he can hopefully get reelected. Which I seriously doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Wonder if he’ll call in his crack team of lawyers.
    ...............sounds about right! Most of them would be on that $#!t
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Wonder if he’ll call in his team of crack lawyers.
    Fixed.

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    The Southern District of N.Y got those tax returns long ago and so far has only been able to indict the Trump Org. and the CEO.
    What's going to be different with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    The Southern District of N.Y got those tax returns long ago and so far has only been able to indict the Trump Org. and the CEO.
    What's going to be different with this?
    Federal taxes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Wonder if he’ll call in his cack team of lawyers.
    The Cumbrian translation.

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    The perspectives noted in # 9 and # 12 are both equally valid, methinks

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    I thought he was going to be back in office sometime in August?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    I thought he was going to be back in office sometime in August?
    It’s almost here!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    I thought he was going to be back in office sometime in August?
    He will.

    He’ll be in the office of any number of prosecutors.

    Rattling the teacups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Wonder if he’ll call in his crack team of lawyers.

    Is this where they hang out?


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    Where would the left be without Trump?

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    Where would the nation be without Trump?
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    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Where would the right be without Trump?
    "...moved as he was solely by the desire for truth, and by the suspicion...that the truth was not what was appearing to him at that moment."

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    We got some time...


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    Trump should do time!
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    Where would the left be without Trump?
    Well more of them would have survived covid. They wouldn't be scrambling to repair the massive damage to your world standing. They wouldn't be dealing with insurrectionists. The rest of us wouldn't be listening to republicans back peddling or doubling down on their lies every day on the news. How's that for starters? JayInOz

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    Trump should do time!" what i'am saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofswen View Post
    We got some time...


    Recently, Hubble Space Telescope measurements have confirmed that the Milky Way will collide with a sibling galaxy known as the Andromeda nebula in about two billion years.
    that’ll take awhile, I wonder what the closing velocity will be?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androm..._Way_collision
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    Well more of them would have survived covid. They wouldn't be scrambling to repair the massive damage to your world standing. They wouldn't be dealing with insurrectionists. The rest of us wouldn't be listening to republicans back peddling or doubling down on their lies every day on the news. How's that for starters? JayInOz
    So put some FACTS up, if you're saying Trumps warp speed program had NOTHING to do with saving lives please explain that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    So put some FACTS up, if you're saying Trumps warp speed program had NOTHING to do with saving lives please explain that.
    Allow me to ask you a question. We know, because it's recorded, that Trump knew in the very beginning that Covid-19 is airborne and more deadly and contagious than the flu.

    Why'd he lie to us about that?
    "alternative facts (lies)" are a cancer eating through a democracy, and will kill it. 1st amendment is not absolute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    So put some FACTS up, if you're saying Trumps warp speed program had NOTHING to do with saving lives please explain that.
    Pfizer didn't take a penny.

    Please explain that.

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    Ya-all where saved by Trump if you listen to you and your worship of the experts therapy drug you like to call a vaccine!
    He sure snowed ya-all on that one!

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    600,000 odd weren't saved by Donald………….

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    Trump supporting super spreading mouth breathing morons spread the virus far and wide and killed a lot of people in the community who didn't need to die. They also killed a large number of the doctors and nurses tasked with trying to save their stupid lives. That really showed those commie socialist lefties a thing or two. Trump should be crucified upside down- along with the braindead F###wits who keep supporting him. JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    What does that even mean.
    Nothing unless you think, if that’s to hard I understand.

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    [QUOTE=skuthorp;6495911]600,000 odd weren't saved by Donald………….[/QUOTE)

    Really?

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    Let's get back to those taxes. Hope someone leaks them or reads them into the Congressional Record as part of a hearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Let's get back to those taxes. Hope someone leaks them or reads them into the Congressional Record as part of a hearing.

    Let’s do every sitting member of every branch of federal (edited to reduce the scope) government while we are at it. Biden on down, all of them, that came in broke and are now multimillionaire. Let’s open it up to any former member of govt/ as well, seeing Trump’s former, lets see where their money came from.

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