Some members of Congress can access President Donald Trump’s New York state tax returns, after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill allowing it on July 8.
Cuomo, a Democrat, is a fierce opponent of Trump, a Republican, and often issues statements condemning the president’s latest actions.
“Tax secrecy is paramount—the exception being for bona fide investigative and law enforcement purposes,” Cuomo said in a statement after signing the bill into law.
“By amending the law enforcement exception in New York State tax code to include Congressional tax-related committees, this bill gives Congress the ability to fulfill its Constitutional responsibilities, strengthen our democratic system, and ensure that no one is above the law,” he added.
Good. Now let’s get Cuomo’s tax returns.
And when GOP regains power and request Commieholes state tax returns everything’s just going to be okey dokey?
We need to investigate any and every democrat that uses the phrase, “make sure you’re not above the law,” since there’s a 100% chance the democrat that made the statement has got some shady unlawful backroom deals going on right friggin now.
The Left isn’t going to quit.
FWIW, for tax returns as seriously complicated as Trump (or any major businessmen with extensive corporate filings), there is going to be something they can find to use against him, even if they are perfectly legitimate, since there is no one that can actually understand everything in them and they can be presented any way an accuser wants to present them with people having to just accept someone else’s explanations.
Major corporate tax returns are far too complicated for the common man to be able to understand (even the IRS gives multiple interpretations of them since they don’t either).
I assume Cuomo will forgo his armed bodyguards in zones he has declared Gun Free since no one is above the law.
Yea, but when you signal it out for just one person, it’s called a bill or writ of attainder.
Which is unconstitutional federally under Article I, Section 9 and under state law in Section 10.
Isn’t it against the law to pass any law that targets a specific individual?
After all, we are supposed to have equal protection under the law.
I see Trump’s lawyers filing a restraining order against this until a court of appeals can review and overturn it.
The Clintons live in NY
Whose blood is running just a little hotter over this?
And would you do bodily harm to this low IQ creep if it were allowed?
(Buffoon would’ve been perfect for him if Mussolini hadn’t earned it first)
Good, now get Hilary’s returns out there
There’s no provision for recalling state elected officials in New York. Oh, they keep raising bills to allow for it but then they keep dying. The only recall this guy will ever get is at the end of a criminal charge. Even then the State Assembly is likely to allow him to rule from a jail cell.
This is an incredible abuse of power even worse then the threat to send Mantafor to Rykers. I think it’s time for real action on New York State separating itself way from Albany and New York City.
There are some very intriguing unintended consequences to this idea of making income tax returns more easily accessible to prosecutors and law enforcers. One of my long-time favorite writers, Vin Suprynowicz (now retired, and previously a reporter, columnist, and editorial page editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal before it went downhill) wrote a nice piece on July 4th: They hate Trump so much they’re willing to . . . give up the personal income tax? It’s recommended reading; well worth the time.
The short version is that there’s a conflict between requiring us to file tax forms with income information and the Fifth Amendment recognition of our right not to incriminate ourselves. There have already been multiple court cases, including SCOTUS decisions, that address this conflict. For example, it is illegal for ordinary people to lie on the ATF form 4473 when purchasing a firearm, but it is NOT illegal for a prohibited person to lie. That’s because it would be self-incriminating and thus a violation of the 5th.
The reason this hasn’t come up with tax forms is the claim by the govt that these forms are completely confidential. (This was how Al Capone was finally nailed.) But once tax forms are no longer confidential, especially for law enforcement purposes, then requiring us to file income information with state govt and the IRS becomes unconstitutional. And THAT is where the dems are headed with this crap.
I don’t think “Let’s go through everything he has ever done in the hopes we might find something to use against him even though we don’t know if there is anything or not” quite meets the definition of “bond fide.”
Besides, I am sure that the State of New York has auditors who have probably gone through those tax returns with a fine tooth comb several times and have not found anything.