BREAKING: Confidential draft IRS memo emerges about tax returns being given to Congress

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A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post.

The memo contradicts the Trump administration’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Trump’s tax returns, exposing fissures in the executive branch.

The article goes on to state the following:

Trump has refused to turn over his tax returns but has not invoked executive privilege. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has instead denied the returns by arguing there is no legislative purpose for demanding them.

But according to the IRS memo, which has not been previously reported, the disclosure of tax returns to the committee “is mandatory, requiring the Secretary to disclose returns, and return information, requested by the tax-writing Chairs.”

The report does concede that the document is an unsigned draft:

The IRS said the memo, titled “Congressional Access to Returns and Return Information,” was a draft document written by a lawyer in the Office of Chief Counsel and did not represent the agency’s “official position.” The memo is stamped “DRAFT,” it is not signed, and it does not reference Trump.

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4 Comments

  1. Lisa Shrosbree May 21st, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    His tax returns before becoming president is No One Damn Business and is an invasion of privacy. If this type of action is allowed, then anyone in power can terrorize anyone they want to control or ruin. This should not be happening or even allowed. So Dangerous.

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  2. Yvonne Suekinos May 21st, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    It’s never been required for a President to disclose his tax returns! This is just outrageous! If this is how they operate then We, the people, should demand all our elected reps disclose their tax returns and candidates also! Smh

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  3. Donna Sue Williamson May 22nd, 2019 at 7:01 am

    I think also that Congress should show their tax returns if the POTUS
    Is required to. Then most of them if not all will be in prison.

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    • Jean May 23rd, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Every other President gave tax returns & all of cingress gave their tax returns. It is required & Don is the only one who refused.
      These are FACTS.

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