Democrats gunning for Trump’s financial information as 2020 looms
House Ways and Means Committee chair Richard Neal recently requested Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service.
Ocasio-Cortez said Congress would not be taking “no for an answer.”
The renewed push to gain the president’s financial information shows the Democrats are abandoning the Russian collusion narrative as it’s proven to be false.
According to a CBS News poll, more Americans believe the Russia probe was a Democratic partisan investigation compared to the poll conducted before the investigation ended.
The poll, which was conducted between March 25 and March 26, found that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was “politically motivated,” compared to 37% who believe it was “justified.”
But the Democrats might not just be abandoning the Russian collusion narrative because there is no longer meat on the bone, it might be because their invention to smear Trump is about to seriously backfire.
Congress: “We’re going to need a copy of the President’s tax returns from 2013-2018.”
45: “No, I’m ‘under audit.’ ”
Congress: “We didn’t ask you.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 3, 2019
Last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that Muller’s “conclusively” exonerates president Donald Trump, but not former president Barack Obama.
But McConnell laid blame on the Obama administration for not dealing with alleged Russia election interference three years ago.
“No collusion, no conspiracy, no obstruction,” McConnell said in a floor speech Monday following Mueller’s report.
“It’s good news that our law enforcement professionals know much more about Russia’s benevolent attempts to interfere in the American election and its good news that we can conclusively set aside the notion that the president and his team had somehow participated in those attacks on our democracy,” McConnell said.
Another signal that the Russian collusion narrative is about to backfire is Sen. Lindsey Graham’s suggestion that Attorney General William Barr could reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized private email server.
Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that he hopes Barr will appoint a special counsel to investigate potential political bias.
“So it seems to me that she was interviewed not under oath. She had a couple of her staff people with her. People in her campaign were given immunity without anything in return. Nobody in the Clinton investigation went to jail for lying about the process because there was no process,” Graham said.
The clues are everywhere.