“No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” – United States Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 8
“…(f)Disclosure to Committees of Congress
(1)Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Finance, and Joint Committee on Taxation
Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, or the chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request, except that any return or return information which can be associated with, or otherwise identify, directly or indirectly, a particular taxpayer shall be furnished to such committee only when sitting in closed executive session unless such taxpayer otherwise consents in writing to such disclosure…” – 26 U.S. Code § 6103.
From Representative Jason Smith (r):
…For the first time in history, the new Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee is using the oversight power of the IRS to target the President of the United States and his tax returns. The Chairman has ordered the IRS to turn over six years of President Trump’s tax returns, allegedly so he can review how the IRS enforces tax laws against a president. Clearly he is going after President Trump for political purposes, as he didn’t request President Obama’s tax returns or individual returns from President Bush, President Clinton, or any other president…
What a hack.
“…he didn’t request President Obama’s tax returns or individual returns from President Bush, President Clinton, or any other president…”
The new Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee wouldn’t have to request the tax returns for Presidents Obama, Bush (both) and Clinton.
Jason Smith (r) thinks your awl stoopit. Presidents Obama, Bush (both), and Clinton, up to Gerald Ford (in 1976) released their tax returns to the public.