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US Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made New York Times headlines in June when he refused to cooperate with Jan. 6 panel denouncing the US House investigation of the events at the US Capitol on Jan. 6th, 2021, because it was just one of the Democrat’s “partisan witch hunts.”
As their reign is coming to an end, with the looming mid-terms coming, the House Jan. 6 committee is getting a final report ready with its findings; however, the political persecution is not over.
The committee had eight hearings over the summer, trying to show how Trump ignored many of his closest advisers and amplified what the RINO-Left wanted people to believe were false claims of election fraud.
Their narrative is that the Trump supporters violently attacked the building and lawmakers in a rage about the election, and it was all Trump’s fault. Also, the committee is determined to present the millions of people who support Trump as crazed domestic terrorists.
But not everyone is buying that story.
The Republican congressman from Ohio, a close ally of former President Donald Trump’s, denounced the House investigation of the Capitol riot as one of the Democrats’ “partisan witch hunts.”
And now Jordan, a proponent of America First policies, is getting ready to fight the corrupt House Committee some more.
“Jordan is warning the Democrats’ committee investigating the incident at the U.S. Capitol last January is a “political operation” aimed at stopping Donald Trump from running for president in 2024,” Martin Walsh from Conservative Brief reported.
“There’s been subpoenas issued to 11 individuals, 11 American citizens who asked the government permission on an application to hold the Trump rally,” Jordan said. “The government granted it and now the January 6 committee petitions them to ask them questions about exercising their First Amendment right to assemble.”
“And why would they subpoena me? I didn’t do anything wrong — I talked to the president,” Jordan said. “I talk to the president all the time. I just think that’s — you know where I’m at on this commission — this is all about going after President Trump. That seems obvious.”
“Everyone in the country sees this as a political operation. This is designed to get after President Trump. Because they don’t want him to run again,” he added.
“Democrats haven’t stopped there,” Walsh reported.
“The Democrat-led U.S. House Oversight Committee announced last Thursday that it reached a deal with Trump over his financial records. CNN reported that the committee agreed to end litigation over Trump’s personal financial records.
The committee stated in a press release that Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars, will turn over the 45th president’s financial records. CNN reported the filing doesn’t offer specifics about the terms of the deal.
The Democrat-led committee issued its first subpoena for Trump’s financial records in April 2019, which has resulted in a three-year battle,” Walsh wrote.
“After numerous court victories, I am pleased that my Committee has now reached an agreement to obtain key financial documents that former President Trump fought for years to hide from Congress,” House Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney said.
“After facing years of delay tactics, the Committee has now reached an agreement with the former President and his accounting firm, Mazars USA, to obtain critical documents. These documents will inform the Committee’s efforts to get to the bottom of former President Trump’s egregious conduct and ensure that future presidents do not abuse their position of power for personal gain” Maloney added.
“Under the agreement reached by the Committee, former President Trump has agreed not to further appeal the D.C. Circuit’s ruling, and Mazars USA has agreed to comply with the court’s order and produce responsive documents to the Committee as expeditiously as possible,” the press release from the committee said.
Earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that House Democrats should be able to access some of Trump’s tax records through a subpoena to his accounting firm Mazars USA
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that Trump’s tax returns fall under the House of Representatives’ subpoena powers.
“The Chairman of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means filed a statutory request for documents from the Department of the Treasury related to then-President Donald J. Trump and related entities,” the court related as background.
“Treasury initially objected to the request, and the Committee filed this lawsuit. After a change of administrations, Treasury acquiesced, stating that it intended to comply with the request.
In the meantime, the Trump Parties intervened in the action. The district court ruled in favor of the Committee. Intervenors appeal. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.”
“As a general rule, Title 26, Section 6103 of the United States Code makes tax returns and return information confidential unless their release is authorized by an exception enumerated in that same section,” the court’s majority opinion held.
“26 U.S.C. § 6103(a). Section 6103 includes a number of exceptions to the general rule of confidentiality but only one is at issue here.
Section 6103(f)(1)provides that [u]pon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives . . . the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request . . . . 26 U.S.C. § 6103(f)(1).
At bottom, this case simmers down to the constitutionality and application of § 6103(f)(1).
Operating separately from § 6103(f)(1), IRS regulations give the President’s tax returns special consideration.”
JUST IN: A federal appeals court signs off on a House Ways and Means Committee request to obtain former President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS https://t.co/BmGlLRk9C5
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