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Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns


Added 06-15-19 08:57:02am EST - “Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) hammered the Justice Department on Friday over a legal opinion it wrote backing the Treasury Department's defiance of a House subpoena for President Trump's tax returns.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data Hillicon Valley: Tim Cook visits White House | House hearing grapples with deepfake threat | Bill, Melinda Gates launch lobbying group | Tech turns to K-Street in antitrust fight | Lawsuit poses major threat to T-Mobile, Sprint merger MORE (D-Calif.) hammered the Justice Department on Friday over a legal opinion it wrote backing the Treasury Department’s defiance of a House subpoena for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE’s tax returns. 

“What is the President hiding in his tax returns? And since when does 'shall' mean 'unless it displeases Trump?'" the House Intelligence Committee chairman tweeted late Friday.

"And, perhaps more importantly: What will be left of DOJ’s independence and reputation for impartial justice after Barr? The answer? Very little,” he added.

What is the President hiding in his tax returns? And since when does “shall” mean “unless it displeases Trump”?And, perhaps more importantly: What will be left of DOJ’s independence and reputation for impartial justice after Barr?The answer? Very little. https://t.co/NItITJk5Rt

Schiff's comments came after the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday released a legal opinion backing up Treasury's decision to reject a request by congressional Democrats for six years of Trump's tax returns.

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