By Duncan Smith
In case you missed it, we discovered last week that the Democratic presidential designate, Joe Biden, and his handlers are allowed to politicize the Justice Department, but Donald Trump wasn’t even ‘allowed to make sure the deep state careerists in the DOJ did their jobs and investigated obvious wrongdoing against him.
We discovered this when news broke that the Biden DoJ ordered the IRS to turn over years’ worth of Trump’s taxes.
Trump never divulged his returns when he was running for president though other candidates have done so for years, and that really ticked Demopublicans in the deep state off.
Who was this guy to deny us our required processes to ascend to the throne?
Only, Trump was never required to divulge them; there is no law that says he must and there’s nothing in the Constitution, either.
But the thinking was that by God, by hook or crook, the deep statists were going to get a look at those returns one way or another so they could be leaked and exploited to make Trump look like an evil, treacherous, lying POS (again).
And they finally got their way this week; Biden’s handlers ordered the DoJ to order the Treasury Dept. to turn Trump’s returns over to Democratic functionaries on the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Senate’s senior Republican, Charles Grassley, laid out why this is very, very bad in a very clear way, per USA Features News:
'The federal government closely guards private taxpayer information for a reason. It seems to me that this new opinion from the Biden Justice Department is just politics,' the veteran GOP senator said in a statement.
'The Office of Legal Counsel is supposed to be a source of thoughtful legal analysis, not a source of political justifications to back up partisan House investigations,' Grassley continued.
'Troublingly, this new OLC opinion contradicts its own very recent opinion,' said the Iowa Republican, who is the top GOP member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee.
He went on to note that last year, the Treasury Department's career inspector general, Richard Delmar, affirmed that the Treasury Department was right to reject Neal's request for Trump's taxes.
'There's no legitimate legislative purpose for targeting an individual's tax information like this, even if it's the former president,' said Grassley.
'It's always been obvious that House Democrats wanted to get the former president's tax returns just so they could release them to the public, and the Ways and Means Committee's excuse about doing oversight on the presidential audit program is an obvious pretext that deserves no deference from the Treasury Department,' he continued.
'It doesn't matter who it is, such a partisan and targeted abuse of private taxpayer information is a very dangerous precedent that will damage our country,' Grassley added.
Maybe someday Republicans will get enough nerve to treat Democrats the way they need to be treated: Exactly the same.
Then, and only then, will Democrats stop treating their oaths of office like a cheap hooker and the Constitution as nothing more than a bunch of suggestions.
Biden's inflation is GETTING WORSE by the month...
Around the world, supply chains continue to be disrupted. Delays are now commonplace. And they're going to get worse.
There IS a financial reset coming - that's just true. All the signs indicate as much.