The Democrat blue wave fell far short of their goal and limped to the finish line with many heartbreaking losses. Yes, they took the House and they are already talking about launching investigations of Trump and NBC is reporting that the Dems will straight away demand to see Trump’s taxes.
From Vox: The House Ways and Means Committee intends to request President Donald Trump’s tax returns once Democrats take majority control of the House, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reported on air Tuesday evening, citing “a senior Democratic source.”
That tracks with reports from last month, when the House Democrat now in a position to chair the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), told the Wall Street Journal that Democrats would request Trump’s tax returns if they won the majority.
As the Journal notes, Trump’s tax returns “would provide a detailed look at his finances, including the sources of income, business partners and charitable contributions.”
Enter President Trump, who stared down Pelosi and fired the threat heard round the world:
“If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!” Trump tweeted.
From The Hill: President Trump on Wednesday threatened to respond to House Democrat efforts to investigate the White House by ordering investigations into Senate Democrats in the wake of a midterm election that ensured the two chambers of Congress would be divided for the next two years.
Trump’s threat on Wednesday to pit the two chambers of Congress against each other with dueling investigations comes after he told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that the two parties should work together, and after he told an Indiana rally crowd that he “eventually” wants to unite the country.
The president has often floated investigating the opposing party. He has been vocally critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to properly look into what he believes are Democratic misdeeds, and questioned why special counsel Robert Mueller is not investigating Democrats.