I am very interested in Congress subpoenaing the IRS for Trump's individual Tax Return for the last 6 years.
I realize they have oversight. But it would look to me as an one outside of the law profession, that they can ask the IRS for any type of report they want, along with the limits of what ever group they want, but to ask for a single individual return would fall outside of over sight.
Do you see the congress as being able to subpoena the IRS to provide any private individuals tax return as oversight?
It sure looks like weaponizing the IRS to me.
It just looks like the perfect way to eliminate any political adversary.
The law I am seeing that is in question is 6103(f)
6103(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.
Does it look normal to you that the Congress would request the Return of any single individual?