CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin Slams Democratic Chair of Ways and Means For Being ‘Asleep’ on Trump’s Taxes


CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin knocked the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, as he accused Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) of “jerking around” on retrieving President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Toobin made the comments on CNN Tuesday while discussing House Democrats’ new lawsuit to retrieve Trump’s taxes after noting Democrats have “a very strong case.”

“I think Neal has been totally asleep at the switch. It’s July. Where has he been?” Toobin said. “There are lots of disputes going on about access to documents in congressional investigations, but there’s a very specific law that says the Ways and Means Committee is entitled to ask for tax returns.”

“It’s very clear and Neal has been jerking around and holding hearings and writing letters and trying the make a record when this is actually a very simple case that should have been filed in February, not in July, and now it will be in the district court and the circuit court and the Supreme Court,” he added. “Who knows if it will be resolved before the next presidential election.”

In Tuesday’s lawsuit, House Democrats argued that “Defendants have mounted an extraordinary attack on the authority of Congress to obtain information needed to conduct oversight of Treasury, the IRS, and the tax laws on behalf of the American people who participate in the Nation’s voluntary tax system.”

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