Mnuchin ‘Broke The Law To Protect Trump’s Taxes,’ Could Face Criminal Charges, Top Democrat Says
A top Democrat in the House Ways and Means Committee is now accursing former Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin of lying to Congress and breaking the law just to protect Donald Trump’s taxes.
It was reported that Tuesday night the Committee voted to release six years of Donald Trump’s taxes to the public. And while Americans are waiting for that to happen, the Committee’s report has revealed several bombshells about Trump’s taxes, including that IRS did not perform mandatory audits of the sitting president’s returns.
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), who is the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, took to social media on Tuesday night and posted a video of him chastising then-Secretary Mnuchin during a congressional hearing in March of 2020.
“By refusing to turn over Donald Trump’s business and personal tax returns to this committee. I think you’re breaking the law. You have no legitimate legal rationale,” Pascrell told Mnuchin during the heated session.
Mnuchin, indignant, replied, “I am not breaking the law. You have a different interpretation. You’re not a judge and this will be determined by a court,” Mnuchin said.
“Neither are you,” Pascrell replied.
“Your stated reasons for stonewalling our requests,” Pascrell added, “you never cite any superseding legal basis. The only thing you suffer is smug rhetoric and staggering lies.”
Tuesday night Congressman Pascrell reiterated his accusation that Mnuchin had broken the law and lied to Congress.
“Years ago I called out trump treasury head Mnuchin for breaking the law to his face,” the New Jersey Democrat tweeted. “He lied on live TV. Tonight we learned I was right he broke the law to protect trump’s taxes.”
He also tweeted, “Tonight we learned the IRS failed to follow the law and did not audit Donald trump for years. Oh yeah, and Trump was lying when he said he was under audit.”
“Republicans are fuming we just voted to publicly release trump’s tax returns. They’re making threats. Fact: in 2014 republicans voted to release the private tax info of 51 taxpayers as part of a sham probe. Republican lies and hypocrisy know no bounds,” Congressman Pascrell added.
Years ago I called out trump treasury head mnuchin for breaking the law to his face. He lied on live TV. Tonight we learned I was right he broke the law to protect trump’s taxes. pic.twitter.com/cucQ2eZfWq
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@BillPascrell) December 21, 2022
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