The laws are clear, according to legal experts who say the IRS “shall” hand over the tax returns of any person in the U.S. if requested by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The law also says any federal employee who does not properly execute tax laws can be jailed.
The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee gave the IRS a deadline of Wednesday to hand over six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, intervened. His response: We’re talking with the DOJ and we’ll get back to you.
Americans, the vast majority of whom want to see Trump’s tax returns, won’t under this law, but clearly they want the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to see them.
And they’re tired of this administration’s stonewalling tactics on everything, from releasing Trump’s tax returns to releasing the Mueller report.
Many on Friday took to social media to blast Mnuchin issuing calls for him to be jailed, as the law apparently directs, for interfering with the IRS’s legal requirement to fulfill the Ways and Means Chairman’s request.
Borrowing and tweaking a Trump campaign rally popular call, many are also saying, “lock him up!”
Take a look:
Lock him up. I’m not kidding. It’s not some pointless chant to be mouthed by toothless morons in red hats. It’s the law. Put him in jail until he complies. Put every one of them who breaks the law in jail. https://t.co/GgOystgu9F via @thedailybeast
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) April 12, 2019
I’m not sure why it’s taking so long but the laws are there and Dems need to use every thing they have to make sure these laws are followed. Send Mnuchin to jail and set an example of him
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) April 12, 2019
— Dimitrious Gartrell (@dapdaddy) April 12, 2019
It’d be interesting, wouldn’t it, if Mnuchin upon opting to block release to the Committee, Trump’s tax returns, found himself facing “lock him up” signs every day – you know, considering the law provides for exactly that remedy (five years).
— Mid-terms: the gift that keeps on giving (@jameswneal) April 12, 2019
— lorili (@hedahunter) April 12, 2019
Can I start chanting “lock him up” because legally Mnuchin either has to follow the law or go to jail, so this chant actually makes sense, and I really want him to go to jail so “lock him up”
— The Duchess (@DuchessInBoston) April 12, 2019
Mnuchin, the smug prick, should be jailed for contempt. His vociferous recalcitrant exchange with House Committee Chair Rep. Maxine Waters was despicable. It’s his job to be accountable as a public servant.
He stepped into Trumps tax returns. Release them or throw him in jail. pic.twitter.com/4svONq1Axf
— Ray Sieber (@SieberRay) April 12, 2019
Lock him up! Lock him up! #Mnuchin
— Dave Satz (@dolphan39) April 12, 2019
Is there such a thing as acting in contempt of Congress? If so, what’s the penalty? Could someone go to jail for obstructing congress the way Mnuchin is doing. Or do we just gotta sit down and take this sh*t?
— Ray Villescas (@Stained_Warrior) April 12, 2019
Would a judge throw Mnuchin in jail, held in Contempt, until the taxes are produced?
Let’s find out.
— Ben Davis (@mrbenjamindavis) April 11, 2019
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‘You Falsely Smeared My Wife and She’s Getting Death Threats’: Eric Swalwell Posts Angry Texts With Tucker Carlson
On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) posted screenshots of an angry argument between him and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who wanted to get him on the phone for a call.
“Tucker, I’m hesitant to do that. You falsely smeared my wife on Tuesday and she’s getting death threats,” said Swalwell, referring to a retracted Fox News story alleging that Swalwell’s campaign funneled money to a business employing his wife. “That’s way out of bounds. She’s a pregnant mom of a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Hit me all you like. But to go after her. That’s just wrong.”
“Carlson responded by calling the Democrat a ‘coward’ and then apparently phoning him a few minutes later,” reported Blake Montgomery. “Swalwell tweeted, ‘I’m just not that into you.'”
After years of lying about me and my family, @TuckerCarlson is losing his mind that I won’t return his calls. Sorry, Tucker, I’m just not that into you. Who knows what lie he’ll tell next? #TuckerTantrum pic.twitter.com/vwX7AfwJ1Z
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 23, 2021
Swalwell, the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has long been a target of rage for conservatives. Carlson has also accused Swalwell of aiding a Chinese spy — although experts have made clear that Swalwell in fact properly worked with the FBI to help upon learning the spy had tried to get information from him.
WATCH: Biden Leaves Conservative Reporter Speechless After Bringing Up the GOP’s QAnon Problem
A blunt-talking President Joe Biden shut down a conservative reporter on Thursday night who asked if Democrats are defunding police departments — firing back with a question about a QAnon claim that left the reporter grasping for an answer.
As Biden walked across the South Lawn, he engaged with Shelby Talcott from the conservative Daily Caller following his town hall event in Cincinnati. The exchange went like this, according to White House transcripts:
“Mr. President, can you clarify what you said about no — that there’s no — no one in the Democratic Party is anti-police”‘ Talcott asked.
“I didn’t say that,” Biden replied before adding, ” I said that that — that is not the Democratic Party’s position. I’m the Democratic Party; I am President. So is the Speaker of the House and so is the –- the Majority Leader. We are not defunding the police.”
“Okay,” she replied before asking, “And are there people who — in the Democratic Party, who want to defund the police?”
“Are there people in the Republican Party who think we’re sucking the blood out of kids?” Biden shot back. His response left Talcott fumbling as Biden stared then turned on his heel and walked away.
Biden’s comments has since infuriated conservatives — a sampling of which can be seen below:
This is so fucking epic. I love him. pic.twitter.com/a0teHwBycE
— dyIan 🌐 🇺🇸 (@itsdylan46) July 23, 2021
Every CNN host would have burst into flames from outrage if Trump said something about Democrats sucking the blood out of kids.
But because it's Biden, he gets a pass from most of the legacy media.
— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) July 23, 2021
Joe Biden was given the chance to condemn the Democrat-run cities defunding the police around the country, but he refused.
Instead, he bizarrely responds: “Are there people…who think we’re sucking the blood out of kids?” pic.twitter.com/LpOaQSTGed
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 23, 2021
Take a moment to imagine if Trump responded to a policy question by casually discussing “sucking the blood out of kids”.
This was a whole 24 hours ago too and the news cycle decided to mostly ignore it. https://t.co/RwQMVATVO6
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) July 23, 2021
Where all the people who found Trump's tweets embarrassing and offensive? This is presidential? https://t.co/94nOCdZoLM
— Mark Weiss (@markhweiss) July 23, 2021
Sanders Promises She ‘Will Not’ Take Basic Steps to Fight COVID if Elected, Blasts Biden for Not Praising Trump
GOP candidate for Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday offered a list of promises of what she would not do to help end the coronavirus pandemic if elected. She did criticize President Joe Biden, saying he should praise his predecessor for “helping get this vaccine created safely, quickly and effectively.”
Sanders, who served as President Donald Trump’s White House press secretary, told Fox News, “If I’m elected governor here in Arkansas, we will not have mask mandates, we will not have mandates on the vaccine, we will not shut down churches and schools and other large gatherings because we believe in personal freedom and responsibility. It’s one of the key cornerstones frankly of our country.”
She did not offer any examples of what she would do to combat the deadly virus that is once again spiking across the country.
Arkansas is the country’s eighth-worst state in getting its population vaccinated. Just 44.7% of adults 18 and over have been fully inoculated.
Sanders then questioned President Biden’s and Vice President Kamala Harris’ level of seriousness “about helping save lives through the vaccine,” insisting “they should admit they were wrong when they cast doubt on Operation Warp Speed at the very beginning, and give President Trump and his administration the credit they are due for helping get this vaccine created safely, quickly and effectively, and into the hands of Americans.”
Many Americans believed President Trump would force the FDA to certify any vaccine to push it out too quickly in a desperate attempt to get re-elected. He repeatedly claimed the vaccine was coming far sooner than it did, and his own Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, in September claimed the coronavirus vaccine would be available by the end of that month.
“I think that would make a huge difference,” Sanders claimed, “and I think they should really take some responsibility and step up and fix the mistake that they made by casting so much doubt at the very beginning of this process.”
She also appeared to blame, falsely, the Biden administration for “politicization” of the vaccine.
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