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House Democrats Formally Request President Donald Trump's Tax Returns | The Last Word | MSNBC

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    YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT WITH YOUR INVALUABLE
    TONIGHT WITH YOUR INVALUABLE EXPERTISE ABOUT THIS.
    EXPERTISE ABOUT THIS. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
    WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. >> THANKS, LAWRENCE.
    >> THANKS, LAWRENCE. >> THANK YOU.
    >> THANK YOU. >>> THERE IS NO WAY UP.
    >>> THERE IS NO WAY UP. DONALD TRUMP HAS FINALLY BEEN
    DONALD TRUMP HAS FINALLY BEEN CORNERED ON HIS TAX RETURNS
    CORNERED ON HIS TAX RETURNS BECAUSE "SHALL" MEANS "SHALL."
    BECAUSE "SHALL" MEANS "SHALL." WHEN PEOPLE WHO WRITE LAWS WITH
    WHEN PEOPLE WHO WRITE LAWS WITH THE WORD "SHALL" MEANS THERE IS
    THE WORD "SHALL" MEANS THERE IS NO WIGGLE ROOM.
    NO WIGGLE ROOM. I KNEW THAT WHEN I WAS A STAFF
    I KNEW THAT WHEN I WAS A STAFF ON THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
    ON THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE. THAT'S WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT
    THAT'S WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT THE UNIQUE POWER THAT THE CHAMPL
    THE UNIQUE POWER THAT THE CHAMPL OF THE
    OF THE -- CHAIRMAN OF THE
    -- CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL TAX COMMITTEES
    CONGRESSIONAL TAX COMMITTEES HAVE, THE RIGHT TO SEE ANY TAX
    HAVE, THE RIGHT TO SEE ANY TAX RETURNS THEY WANT TO SEE.
    RETURNS THEY WANT TO SEE. THE LAW SAYS IF THE CHAIRMAN OF
    THE LAW SAYS IF THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY OF THOSE COMMITTEES REQUESTS
    ANY OF THOSE COMMITTEES REQUESTS A TAX RETURN OR ANY INFORMATION
    A TAX RETURN OR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT A TAX RETURN, THEN THE
    ABOUT A TAX RETURN, THEN THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HAS NO
    SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO ORDER THE IRS TO
    CHOICE BUT TO ORDER THE IRS TO TURN OVER THAT TAX RETURN.
    TURN OVER THAT TAX RETURN. HERE'S WHAT THE LAW ACTUALLY
    HERE'S WHAT THE LAW ACTUALLY SAYS.
    SAYS. THE SECRETARY SHALL FURNISH SUCH
    THE SECRETARY SHALL FURNISH SUCH COMMITTEE WITH ANY RETURN OR
    COMMITTEE WITH ANY RETURN OR RETURN INFORMATION SPECIFIED IN
    RETURN INFORMATION SPECIFIED IN SUCH REQUEST.
    SUCH REQUEST. AND SO TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M.,
    AND SO TONIGHT AT 6:00 P.M., CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL OF THE
    CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
    HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE SENT THIS LETTER DEMANDING SIX
    SENT THIS LETTER DEMANDING SIX YEARS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S
    YEARS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PERSONAL TAX RETURNS AND HIS
    PERSONAL TAX RETURNS AND HIS BUSINESS TAX RETURNS AND ALL
    BUSINESS TAX RETURNS AND ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THOSE TAX
    INFORMATION ABOUT THOSE TAX RETURNS IN POSSESSION OF THE
    RETURNS IN POSSESSION OF THE IRS, INCLUDING WHETHER ANY OF
    IRS, INCLUDING WHETHER ANY OF THOSE TAX RETURNS HAVE BEEN
    THOSE TAX RETURNS HAVE BEEN AUDITED, SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT
    AUDITED, SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT HAS ALWAYS CLAIMED AS HIS REASON
    HAS ALWAYS CLAIMED AS HIS REASON FOR NOT RELEASING HIS TAX
    FOR NOT RELEASING HIS TAX RETURNS.
    RETURNS. CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL AND HIS
    CHAIRMAN RICHARD NEAL AND HIS STAFF HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR
    STAFF HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR MONTHS ON THIS LETTER TO MAKE
    MONTHS ON THIS LETTER TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE ASKING FOR
    SURE THEY WERE ASKING FOR EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED TO GET A
    EXACTLY WHAT THEY NEED TO GET A FULL PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP'S
    FULL PICTURE OF DONALD TRUMP'S TAX COMPLIANCE AND TO MAKE SURE
    TAX COMPLIANCE AND TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE FOLLOWING THE LETTER
    THEY WERE FOLLOWING THE LETTER OF THE LAW IN MAKING THIS
    OF THE LAW IN MAKING THIS REQUEST.
    REQUEST. EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAYS
    EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE KNEW THAT AT
    AND MEANS COMMITTEE KNEW THAT AT SOME POINT, THIS DAY WAS COMING.
    SOME POINT, THIS DAY WAS COMING. AND SO OUR NEXT GUEST, SENIOR
    AND SO OUR NEXT GUEST, SENIOR MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, LLOYD
    MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, LLOYD DOGGETT, ASKED THE TREASURY
    DOGGETT, ASKED THE TREASURY SECRETARY ABOUT THIS LAST MONTH.
    SECRETARY ABOUT THIS LAST MONTH. >> HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY
    >> HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY INSTRUCTION OR GUIDANCE OF ANY
    INSTRUCTION OR GUIDANCE OF ANY KIND ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE
    KIND ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTS FOR
    CONGRESSIONAL REQUESTS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS?
    PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS? >> BASED ON THE REQUEST, WE'LL
    >> BASED ON THE REQUEST, WE'LL EXAMINE IT AND WE WILL FOLLOW
    EXAMINE IT AND WE WILL FOLLOW THE LAW.
    THE LAW. WE WILL PROTECT THE PRESIDENT AS
    WE WILL PROTECT THE PRESIDENT AS WE WOULD PROTECT ANY INDIVIDUAL
    WE WOULD PROTECT ANY INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER UNDER THEIR RIGHTS.
    TAXPAYER UNDER THEIR RIGHTS. >> JOINING US NOW, MEMBER OF THE
    >> JOINING US NOW, MEMBER OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE,
    HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, CONGRESSMAN LLOYD DOGGETT OF
    CONGRESSMAN LLOYD DOGGETT OF TEXAS.
    TEXAS. HE IS THE SENIOR-MOST COMMITTEE
    HE IS THE SENIOR-MOST COMMITTEE MEMBER AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS
    MEMBER AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS TONIGHT.
    TONIGHT. CONGRESSMAN, I WANT YOU TO LOOK
    CONGRESSMAN, I WANT YOU TO LOOK BACK AT THE EXCHANGE WE JUST
    BACK AT THE EXCHANGE WE JUST SHOWED WITH THE TREASURY
    SHOWED WITH THE TREASURY SECRETARY AND REFLECT BACK ON
    SECRETARY AND REFLECT BACK ON WHAT YOU THINK HIS ANSWER MEANS
    WHAT YOU THINK HIS ANSWER MEANS NOW THAT CHAIRMAN NEAL HAS SENT
    NOW THAT CHAIRMAN NEAL HAS SENT THE LETTER.
    THE LETTER. >> WELL, LAWRENCE, THANK YOU.
    >> WELL, LAWRENCE, THANK YOU. FINALLY, AFTER TWO YEARS, SIX
    FINALLY, AFTER TWO YEARS, SIX MOTIONS THAT I MADE THAT THE
    MOTIONS THAT I MADE THAT THE REPUBLICANS COVERED UP FOR
    REPUBLICANS COVERED UP FOR TRUMP, AND NOW THREE MONTHS INTO
    TRUMP, AND NOW THREE MONTHS INTO THE SESSION, WE HAVE THE
    THE SESSION, WE HAVE THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING.
    BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING. I THINK WHAT THE TREASURY
    I THINK WHAT THE TREASURY SECRETARY WAS SAYING IN A BIT OF
    SECRETARY WAS SAYING IN A BIT OF DOUBLE TALK, MUMBO-JUMBO WAS THE
    DOUBLE TALK, MUMBO-JUMBO WAS THE INTEREST ON THE WORD "PROTECT."
    INTEREST ON THE WORD "PROTECT." THE INTEREST SHOULD BE ON THE
    THE INTEREST SHOULD BE ON THE WORD "SHALL" AND PROVIDING THESE
    WORD "SHALL" AND PROVIDING THESE RETURNS AS REQUIRED BY A NEAR
    RETURNS AS REQUIRED BY A NEAR 100-YEAR-OLD STATUTE OF WHICH
    100-YEAR-OLD STATUTE OF WHICH YOU'RE VERY PERMANENTLY FAMILIAR
    YOU'RE VERY PERMANENTLY FAMILIAR AND YOU'VE DESCRIBED IT SO WELL
    AND YOU'VE DESCRIBED IT SO WELL TONIGHT.
    TONIGHT. THE SECRETARY, IT WOULD APPEAR,
    THE SECRETARY, IT WOULD APPEAR, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT IN
    AND PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT IN HIS INITIAL COMMENTS, HE
    HIS INITIAL COMMENTS, HE OBVIOUSLY CONTINUES TO THINK
    OBVIOUSLY CONTINUES TO THINK HE'S ABOVE THE LAW HERE AS
    HE'S ABOVE THE LAW HERE AS EVERYWHERE ELSE, AND IF HE
    EVERYWHERE ELSE, AND IF HE CHOOSES TO OBSTRUCT THE
    CHOOSES TO OBSTRUCT THE SECRETARY AND THE IRS FROM
    SECRETARY AND THE IRS FROM PERFORMING THEIR MINISTERIAL
    PERFORMING THEIR MINISTERIAL DUTY, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD
    DUTY, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD IMMEDIATELY TO SEEK LEGAL ACTION
    IMMEDIATELY TO SEEK LEGAL ACTION TO GET THESE RETURNS.
    TO GET THESE RETURNS. >> SOME REPORTS HAVE REFERRED TO
    >> SOME REPORTS HAVE REFERRED TO THE LAW THAT CONTROLS THIS AS AN
    THE LAW THAT CONTROLS THIS AS AN OBSCURE LAW.
    OBSCURE LAW. WHICH I GUESS IT IS TO MOST
    WHICH I GUESS IT IS TO MOST MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIA, BUT
    MEMBERS OF THE NEWS MEDIA, BUT FOR YOU, A MEMBER OF THE WAYS
    FOR YOU, A MEMBER OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, ANY MEMBER
    AND MEANS COMMITTEE, ANY MEMBER OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, ANY
    OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, ANY MEMBER OF THE STAFF OF THOSE
    MEMBER OF THE STAFF OF THOSE COMMITTEES KNOWS THIS POWER
    COMMITTEES KNOWS THIS POWER EXISTS.
    EXISTS. THEY'VE SEEN VERSIONS OF THIS
    THEY'VE SEEN VERSIONS OF THIS POWER USED.
    POWER USED. WHEN I WAS IN THE SENATE FINANCE
    WHEN I WAS IN THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE, SERVICE NOT ACTUALLY
    COMMITTEE, SERVICE NOT ACTUALLY USED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL THE WAY
    USED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL THE WAY IT IS NOW, ANY TARGETED
    IT IS NOW, ANY TARGETED INDIVIDUAL, BUT MORE FOR A KIND
    INDIVIDUAL, BUT MORE FOR A KIND OF TAX RETURN THAT THE COMMITTEE
    OF TAX RETURN THAT THE COMMITTEE WAS INTERESTED IN SEEING FOR
    WAS INTERESTED IN SEEING FOR COMPLIANCE REASONS.
    COMPLIANCE REASONS. HOW DOES IT WORK?
    HOW DOES IT WORK? WE WOULD SOMETIMES ASK THE IRS
    WE WOULD SOMETIMES ASK THE IRS JUST FOR TAX RETURNS THAT ARE
    JUST FOR TAX RETURNS THAT ARE TAKING A CERTAIN KIND OF
    TAKING A CERTAIN KIND OF DEDUCTION, AND WE DIDN'T EVEN
    DEDUCTION, AND WE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO SEE THE NAMES ON THEM,
    HAVE TO SEE THE NAMES ON THEM, NECESSARILY.
    NECESSARILY. BUT THAT POWER HAS ALWAYS BEEN
    BUT THAT POWER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE.
    THERE. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE
    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN IT USED BASICALLY IN AN
    SEEN IT USED BASICALLY IN AN AGGRESSIVE WAY AGAINST A SITTING
    AGGRESSIVE WAY AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT WHO IS PROBABLY VERY
    PRESIDENT WHO IS PROBABLY VERY LIKELY TO TRY TO RESIST THIS IN
    LIKELY TO TRY TO RESIST THIS IN COURT.
    COURT. >> THIS IS A PRESIDENT, OF
    >> THIS IS A PRESIDENT, OF COURSE, WITH A HISTORY OF
    COURSE, WITH A HISTORY OF QUESTIONABLE TAX ACTIVITIES, A
    QUESTIONABLE TAX ACTIVITIES, A PRESIDENT WHO DEVIATED FROM
    PRESIDENT WHO DEVIATED FROM OTHER CANDIDATES IN REFUSING TO
    OTHER CANDIDATES IN REFUSING TO DISCLOSE HIS RETURNS.
    DISCLOSE HIS RETURNS. YOU HAVE DESCRIBED THE STATUTE
    YOU HAVE DESCRIBED THE STATUTE AND THE PRACTICE AND THE
    AND THE PRACTICE AND THE FREQUENT USE OF ARTICLE 6103
    FREQUENT USE OF ARTICLE 6103 VERY PARTICULARLY.
    VERY PARTICULARLY. I WOULD BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION,
    I WOULD BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION, AND I KNOW YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH
    AND I KNOW YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH IT, THE ROLE THAT IT PLAYED WITH
    IT, THE ROLE THAT IT PLAYED WITH RICHARD NIXON.
    RICHARD NIXON. THE IRS APPRAISED HIM IN THEIR
    THE IRS APPRAISED HIM IN THEIR INITIAL PUBLIC AUDIT.
    INITIAL PUBLIC AUDIT. THEN WHEN WE ACTUALLY GOT THE
    THEN WHEN WE ACTUALLY GOT THE RETURNS, MY PEOPLE ON THE
    RETURNS, MY PEOPLE ON THE COMMITTEE AND YOURS IN FINANCE,
    COMMITTEE AND YOURS IN FINANCE, IT TURNED OUT THE HOUSE DID A
    IT TURNED OUT THE HOUSE DID A PRETTY AWFUL JOB AND THE
    PRETTY AWFUL JOB AND THE PRESIDENT ENDED UP HAVING TO PAY
    PRESIDENT ENDED UP HAVING TO PAY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES
    HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE
    IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THAT HE WAS NOT A CROOK.
    WAS NOT A CROOK. >> ONE OF THE THINGS CHAIRMAN
    >> ONE OF THE THINGS CHAIRMAN NEAL POINTED OUT IN THE
    NEAL POINTED OUT IN THE INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT THAT HE
    INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT THAT HE GAVE TO THE MEDIA TODAY ALONG
    GAVE TO THE MEDIA TODAY ALONG WITH THE LETTER WAS THAT THE
    WITH THE LETTER WAS THAT THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE DEMANDS
    SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE DEMANDS TAX RETURNS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO
    TAX RETURNS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GET CONFIRMED TO POSITIONS OF
    GET CONFIRMED TO POSITIONS OF TREASURY.
    TREASURY. IT'S ROUTINE THAT THE COMMITTEE
    IT'S ROUTINE THAT THE COMMITTEE STAFF THERE AND CHAIRMAN TAKE A
    STAFF THERE AND CHAIRMAN TAKE A LOOK AT TAX RETURNS FOR LOWER
    LOOK AT TAX RETURNS FOR LOWER RANKING PEOPLE THAN THE
    RANKING PEOPLE THAN THE PRESIDENT.
    PRESIDENT. >> ABSOLUTELY.
    >> ABSOLUTELY. SECRETARY MNUCHIN, OTHER PEOPLE
    SECRETARY MNUCHIN, OTHER PEOPLE WITHIN THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT
    WITHIN THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND ELSEWHERE, HAD TO PRODUCE
    AND ELSEWHERE, HAD TO PRODUCE TAX RETURNS.
    TAX RETURNS. WHILE I DIFFER WITH THE CHAIRMAN
    WHILE I DIFFER WITH THE CHAIRMAN ABOUT THE SCOPE AS TO TIME AND
    ABOUT THE SCOPE AS TO TIME AND THE BREADTH OF THE RETURNS THAT
    THE BREADTH OF THE RETURNS THAT ARE REQUESTED, I THINK HE'S
    ARE REQUESTED, I THINK HE'S PREPARED A VERY INFORMED REQUEST
    PREPARED A VERY INFORMED REQUEST THAT THERE IS NO LEGAL
    THAT THERE IS NO LEGAL JUSTIFICATION IN DENYING THIS
    JUSTIFICATION IN DENYING THIS NARROW REQUEST IN PRODUCING THIS
    NARROW REQUEST IN PRODUCING THIS SIX YEARS OF RETURNS.
    SIX YEARS OF RETURNS. WE'VE REALLY, AFTER ALL THIS
    WE'VE REALLY, AFTER ALL THIS TIME, JUST REACHED THE BEGINNING
    TIME, JUST REACHED THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING.
    OF THE BEGINNING. >> AND WE ALL REMEMBER DONALD
    >> AND WE ALL REMEMBER DONALD TRUMP SAYING ON THE CAMPAIGN
    TRUMP SAYING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THAT HE WOULD RELEASE HIS
    TRAIL THAT HE WOULD RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS, BUT THERE WAS AN
    TAX RETURNS, BUT THERE WAS AN AUDIT GOING ON.
    AUDIT GOING ON. WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE
    WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE WAS ACTUALLY AN AUDIT GOING ON.
    WAS ACTUALLY AN AUDIT GOING ON. CHAIRMAN NEAL IS GOING FIND OUT
    CHAIRMAN NEAL IS GOING FIND OUT WHETHER THERE WAS AN AUDIT.
    WHETHER THERE WAS AN AUDIT. >> EXACTLY.
    >> EXACTLY. >> IT IS TRADITIONALLY, AS YOU
    >> IT IS TRADITIONALLY, AS YOU KNOW, FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE
    KNOW, FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, TO AUTOMATICALLY
    VICE PRESIDENT, TO AUTOMATICALLY BE AUDITED BY THE IRS, THAT'S A
    BE AUDITED BY THE IRS, THAT'S A POINT THE CHAIRMAN MAKES IN HIS
    POINT THE CHAIRMAN MAKES IN HIS LETTER, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE
    LETTER, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO FIND OUT IS, IS THAT
    WANT TO FIND OUT IS, IS THAT AUDIT ACTUALLY HAPPENING?
    AUDIT ACTUALLY HAPPENING? OR HAS HE ORDERED THE IRS NOT TO
    OR HAS HE ORDERED THE IRS NOT TO AUDIT HIM?
    AUDIT HIM? >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
    >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT. WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT
    WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THAT AUDIT.
    AUDIT. WE NEED TO KNOW LIKE THE NIXON
    WE NEED TO KNOW LIKE THE NIXON CASE HOW WELL DID THE IRS DO
    CASE HOW WELL DID THE IRS DO THEIR JOB?
    THEIR JOB? THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONFIDENCE IN
    THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONFIDENCE IN OUR TAX SYSTEM.
    OUR TAX SYSTEM. IT'S ESSENTIAL AMERICANS HAVE
    IT'S ESSENTIAL AMERICANS HAVE THAT CONFIDENCE AND PART OF THAT
    THAT CONFIDENCE AND PART OF THAT IS ASSURING THAT THE MOST
    IS ASSURING THAT THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE COUNTRY
    POWERFUL PERSON IN THE COUNTRY IS COMPLYING WITH OUR TAX LAWS.
    IS COMPLYING WITH OUR TAX LAWS. SO I THINK WE SHOULD AT LEAST
    SO I THINK WE SHOULD AT LEAST HOLD HIM TO THE NIXON STANDARD.
    HOLD HIM TO THE NIXON STANDARD. AS YOU KNOW, EARLIER THIS YEAR
    AS YOU KNOW, EARLIER THIS YEAR WE APPROVED THE "FOR THE PEOPLE"
    WE APPROVED THE "FOR THE PEOPLE" ACT HERE IN THE HOUSE.
    ACT HERE IN THE HOUSE. WE WANT TO REQUIRE THIS FOR TEN
    WE WANT TO REQUIRE THIS FOR TEN YEARS AND ALL PRINCIPAL
    YEARS AND ALL PRINCIPAL BUSINESSES OF EVERYONE WHO RUNS
    BUSINESSES OF EVERYONE WHO RUNS FOR PRESIDENT.
    FOR PRESIDENT. IT'S NOT AIMED AT ANY PERSON OR
    IT'S NOT AIMED AT ANY PERSON OR ANY PARTY, IT IS DESIGNED TO
    ANY PARTY, IT IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE INTEGRITY IN OUR HIGHEST
    ENSURE INTEGRITY IN OUR HIGHEST OFFICE, SOMETHING THAT WE'RE
    OFFICE, SOMETHING THAT WE'RE REALLY SHORT OF IN THE TRUMP
    REALLY SHORT OF IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
    ADMINISTRATION. >> AND, CONGRESSMAN, TALK ABOUT
    >> AND, CONGRESSMAN, TALK ABOUT WHAT IT WOULD MEAN TO TURN A
    WHAT IT WOULD MEAN TO TURN A TRADITION, THE TRADITION OF
    TRADITION, THE TRADITION OF VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE FOR
    VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND
    PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND PRESIDENTS OF THEIR TAX RETURNS,
    PRESIDENTS OF THEIR TAX RETURNS, TURN THAT INTO A LAW.
    TURN THAT INTO A LAW. >> WELL, I THINK IT CONFIRMS THE
    >> WELL, I THINK IT CONFIRMS THE BEST PRACTICE OF PEOPLE OF
    BEST PRACTICE OF PEOPLE OF CANDIDATES OF BOTH PARTIES.
    CANDIDATES OF BOTH PARTIES. AND ALL WE'VE HAD FROM PRESIDENT
    AND ALL WE'VE HAD FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP LIES AND DECEIT.
    TRUMP LIES AND DECEIT. WE HAVE TO GET THE FACTS.
    WE HAVE TO GET THE FACTS. I KNOW HE'S NOT A FACT-BASED
    I KNOW HE'S NOT A FACT-BASED PRESIDENT OR REALITY-BASED
    PRESIDENT OR REALITY-BASED PRESIDENT, BUT ON THIS ISSUE, ON
    PRESIDENT, BUT ON THIS ISSUE, ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF OUR TAX
    THE ADMINISTRATION OF OUR TAX LAWS, HOW HE'S BENEFITED IN
    LAWS, HOW HE'S BENEFITED IN CHANGES OF THE TAX LAWS AND
    CHANGES OF THE TAX LAWS AND RULINGS BY HIS ADMINISTRATION,
    RULINGS BY HIS ADMINISTRATION, HOW THE IRS IS PERFORMING ITS
    HOW THE IRS IS PERFORMING ITS FUNCTION, THOSE ARE VITAL THINGS
    FUNCTION, THOSE ARE VITAL THINGS FOR THE OPERATION OF OUR
    FOR THE OPERATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND PARTICULARLY IN
    GOVERNMENT AND PARTICULARLY IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE WAYS AND
    THE JURISDICTION OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.
    MEANS COMMITTEE. >> CONGRESSMAN DOGGETT, THANK
    >> CONGRESSMAN DOGGETT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US
    YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.
    TONIGHT. I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN PUSHING FOR
    I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN PUSHING FOR THE ISSUE OF THE TRUMP TAX
    THE ISSUE OF THE TRUMP TAX RETURNS LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE
    RETURNS LONGER THAN ANYONE ELSE ON THE COMMITTEE.
    ON THE COMMITTEE. YOU WERE DOING IT IN THAT LONELY
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