Monday, February 13, 2017

Good News for Chaffetz

No one has told him that he can have Trump's tax returns. It's terrible that he's been left out of the loop.

“What the crap is this?” he asked. “They wanted me to investigate Trump even before he was sworn in. Really? Come on.”

In addition to his criticism of Conway, he said, his committee is examining the Trump Organization’s Old Post Office lease with the General Services Administration. During the campaign, he reminds audiences, he criticized Trump for not releasing his tax returns.

OK, that's no fucking way to swear. If that's the best he can do, he shouldn't even try. And as reported here, and in the Wash Po (more there actually), he can have them

Though our new president may not realize it, Congress has the power to obtain his tax returns and reveal them to the public without his consent, including returns under audit. As just urged by Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.), legislators seeking information on President Trump’s possible conflicts of interest should immediately exercise this authority rather than wait for the passage of new veto-proof legislation — a highly uncertain prospect — that would have the same effect.

Put down the burger and get those returns!

TPM, too.


  1. "OK, that's no fucking way to swear. If that's the best he can do, he shouldn't even try."

    Chaffetz is Mormon, so I'm not surprised he won't swear effectively in public. It fits the stereotype (My dad went to the only Catholic High School in Utah during the 1940s and 1950s, and my sister lives in Park City, so I'm familiar with the type).

  2. Id Dadgummit OK?

    I'll check the Big Mormon Book of Expletives.

  3. Oops, I meant Is. My Id must have gotten in the way.

  4. It's OK, both for Mormons to say and for you to write Id instead of Is. I read it as both your nose being stuffed up and your Freudian Slip showing.