On Friday we had some news:
Subpoena is issued! It’s gettin’ more real folks!!!
Below is the full text of Neal’s cover letter sent with the official subpoena. What...
(Above: House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal.) Elected Democrats promised us the beef. But, they haven’t even ordered yet. Huffington Post “WASHINGTON ― Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) can ask for copies of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns whenever he wants, but Neal is in no hurry and seemingly doesn’t care if Democrats don’t get the documents before the next election. Though the law is clear that the treasury secretary is supposed to hand over any returns requested by the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has all but said he’ll disobey the law ― meaning there will be a court fight. “I can’t substitute my timetable for the federal courts’,” said Neal, chairman of Ways and Means, when asked if he thought the case could be wrapped up by Election Day. “I’ve been very careful not to presuppose a timeline.” Democrats said they’d make the request for Trump’s returns after regaining control of the House of Representatives, but they’ve waited nearly three months to follow through. Neal has said only that he will make the request sometime this year, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has backed his cautious approach. Nobody knows how long a court case could take, though congressional Democrats generally say they figure it will take months if not a year. But there’s never been such a case before.” Knowing there will be a protracted and bloody court fight to obtain the returns, Neal and the Speaker won’t even commit to a timetable to asking for them. I can only conclude that some in the caucus don’t want to set a precedent. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati [cross-posted to PolitiZoom]
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Why are Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson and Neil Gorsuch teaming up this Supreme Court term? What at first seems like an unusual pairing actually makes sense upon closer inspection, at least in the narrow sliver of cases where they’ve found common ground.On Thursday — the same day the GOP majority, with Gorsuch in tow, gutted
Justice Elena Kagan was concerned about the ethical implications of receiving bagels and lox from her high school friends. Really. It seems quaint to contemplate that newly reported anecdote, but it’s all the more important to do so in light of the years of lavish, unreported gifts that Justice Clarence Thomas received from GOP billionaire
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