Democrats are out for blood.
The newly empowered Nancy Pelosi led majority has one goal in mind – destroy Donald Trump by any means necessary.
And Pelosi may be about to get her hands on the smoking gun that will lead to Trump’s impeachment.
Ever since the 2016 campaign, Democrats and their allies in the fake news media contend Donald Trump’s tax returns are the Rosetta Stone that will decode Trump’s history of criminal and treasonous conduct.
Trump did not disclose his tax returns and the media pitched a fit.
The practice of candidates making ten years of tax returns public is a new phenomenon in American politics.
This tradition dates back to George Romney – and not George Washington – in 1968.
Trump figured if the American people cared about a candidate not disclosing his tax returns they could vote against them.
Americans did not care and elected Trump despite the fake news media trying to fabricate a scandal out of Trump’s decision.
But since the campaign, Democrats, as well as members of the fake news media, believe Trump concealed his tax returns to hide evidence of treasonous Russian collusion.
They contend the tax returns show a flow of Russian money that was the payoff for Trump acting as Moscow’s agent in the 2016 election.
Obviously, this is a baseless conspiracy theory.
But it holds currency in the fake news media and therefore is presented as a serious point of debate in American politics.
Democrats run the House of Representatives and now have the power to obtain Trump’s tax returns.
They could invoke an obscure 1924 law that mandates the Treasury Secretary hand over any individual’s tax returns to the chairs of the House and Senate tax committees.
Congress has never before invoked this law to obtain a private citizen’s tax returns.
Democrats have a backup plan.
The first piece of legislation the new Democrat majority introduced was a so-called “ethics reform” package.
Included in this bill is a provision mandating Presidential candidates furnish their tax returns.
House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings explained why Democrats believed this new legislation was necessary.
“The midterm elections were monumental and indeed historic. The American people gave Congress a mandate: to finally start conducting credible oversight and start enacting reforms. Over the last two years, President Trump set the tone from the top in his administration that behaving ethically and complying with the law is optional,” Cummings declared “We’re better than that.”
Democrats think if they get their grubby mitts on Trump’s tax returns they will have the evidence of criminal behavior – either proof of collusion with Russia or Trump cheating the government – to press forward with impeachment.
Nancy Pelosi – as well as other Democrats – tried to downplay any impeachment talk.
But after newly sworn-in, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s profane rant about impeaching Trump, Democrats true plans are out in the open.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.