Politico: Brady Blasted a Democrat’s proposal to use Committee’s Ability to Access Tax Records in Order to Release President Trump’s Tax Returns.
Brady Blasted a Democrat’s proposal to use Committee’s Ability to Access Tax Records in Order to Release President Trump’s Tax Returns.
Brady said that the proposal from Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) “misrepresents the legislative intent of that provision, which in fact creates confidentiality and privacy for Americans in their tax returns.”
“My belief is that if Congress begins to use its powers to rummage around in the tax returns of the president, what prevents Congress from doing the same to average Americans?” Brady added to reporters.
Pascrell, also a senior Ways and Means member, has proposed that Brady
The Ways and Means Committee did publicly release taxpayer information in 2014, as part of its investigations into the agency’s improper scrutiny of tea party groups.
But Brady said that situation, in which the committee referred former IRS official Lois Lerner to the Justice Department for potential prosecution, wasn’t comparable to Pascrell’s request on Trump.
Brady added that he thinks John Koskinen, who he called “the most corrupt IRS commissioner that I’ve ever dealt with,” shouldn’t continue as the country’s top tax collector.
“Until he’s removed, I don’t think the IRS will ever regain its credibility,” Brady said.
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