MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Democrats Plan to Formally Request Trump’s Tax Returns


MSNBC’s Ari Melber reported tonight on some pretty big, if not entirely unexpected, news about plans the Democrats have in the House majority.

There have been a ton of reports in the past few weeks about investigations Democrats fully intend to open if they take back the House. And so far, several networks have already reported that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

And Melber tonight reported, per “a senior Democratic source on the Ways and Means Committee tonight,” that this committee fully intends to “request President Trump’s tax returns.”

The current Democratic ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee is Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), and Melber said that he’s serious about this request.

“Under federal law, the chair of the Ways and Means Committee has the power to request anyone’s tax returns. They believe that includes, flatly, the President of the United States,” he said.

And, Melber added, if the IRS says no to the request, then the House can then “take it to court.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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