The Democrat controlled House of Representatives was expected to "resist" President Trump by whatever means they have at their disposal. We've already seen the House Judiciary Committee subpoena 81 Trump associates last month, as the unsubstantiated calls for impeachment grow louder from an increasingly delusional Democratic party.
On the heels of that potential abuse of power, on Wednesday, House Ways and Means committee chairman Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal formally asked the IRS to provide six years of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns as the President's opponents try to dissect his complex financial dealings and look for potential conflicts of interest.
This is the first such demand for a sitting president's tax information in more than 44 years. Coincidentally, the last time this type of request was made, it was also made against a sitting Republican President by ravenous Democrats. Today's request is likely to set off multiple lawsuits between the Democrat controlled House and the Trump administration.
Specifically, Neal made a request via letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig asking for Trump's personal and business returns for 2013 through 2018.
In a statement released Wednesday, Neal said, "On behalf of the American people, the Ways and Means Committee must determine if that policy is being followed, and if so, whether these audits are conducted fully and appropriately."
It's a little known fact that Neal is one of only three congressional officials authorized under a rarely used 1924 law to request anyone's tax returns. The Law says that the Treasury chief "shall furnish" the requested material to members of the Ways and Means Committee for them to examine privately.