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Talk about a broken record…..the Trump haters just can’t seem to stop obsessing over Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Despite filing MASSIVE paperwork detailing his finances, reportedly more than other candidates typically file, people with Trump Derangement Syndrome are still foaming at the mouth to see his taxes.
And the first thing I think of when I think of liberals foaming at the mouth and Donald Trump’s taxes is this epic failure from Rachel Maddow last year (enjoy the memory):
But the point of this article is not (only) to relive that great moment, it's to report more great news President Trump has just received: a Federal court just struck down a challenge to release his taxes.
Take a look:
Here are more details from CNN:
A federal appellate court has rejected a non-profit organization's attempt to obtain President Donald Trump's tax records from the Internal Revenue Service by filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
DC Circuit Court Judge Karen Henderson wrote that the President should be afforded the same privacy rights as any other citizen.
"This case presents the question whether a member of the public -- here, a nonprofit organization -- can use a FOIA request to obtain an unrelated individual's tax records without his consent," Henderson wrote in a opinion on behalf of herself and two other appellate judges. "With certain limited exceptions -- all inapplicable here -- the answer is no."
Previous presidents have released their tax returns as a matter of course, but Trump has resisted making his records public, both as a candidate and in office.
Henderson wrote that the President's tax returns are protected by the IRS.
"No one can demand to inspect another's tax records," she wrote. "And the (Internal Revenue Code's) confidentiality protections extend to the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike."
The decision in the DC federal appeals court affirmed the prior decision of a trial-level judge rejecting the freedom of information suit filed against the IRS by the nonprofit Election Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in 2017.
The nonprofit sent the IRS a FOIA request shortly after the 2016 election seeking Trump's tax returns stretching back to 2010 "and any other indications of financial relations with the Russian government or Russian businesses," according to Henderson's opinion.
The IRS declined the FOIA request and a subsequent request from EPIC, leading the nonprofit to sue the IRS.
The ruling won't end efforts to win the release of Trump's tax records.
House Democrats, including members on the House Ways and Means Committee, have said one of their priorities will be requesting the disclosure of the President's tax returns.
And also from The Hill:
A three-judge panel on the federal court of appeals in D.C. denied a non-profit’s attempt to force the IRS to release President Trump’s tax returns.
In an unanimous riling, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said not all records can be accessed by the public through a Freedom of Information Act request and affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)’s lawsuit, which sought Trump’s income tax records.
“No one can demand to inspect another’s tax records,” Karen LeCraft Henderson, a George H.W. Bush appointee, said in the court’s majority ruling.
“And the IRC [Internal Revenue Code]’s confidentiality protections extend to the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike.”
The law mandates that tax “returns and return information shall be confidential” unless they fall within one of the statute’s narrowly drawn exceptions.
Through Freedom of Information Act requests, EPIC sought Trump’s individual income tax returns from 2010 on and “any other indications of financial relations with the Russian government or Russian businesses,” according to court documents.
Of course even all of that still hasn't stopped the Democrats from continuing to foam at the mouth:
That shouldn't be surprising I guess, considering they're still hung up on Nixon and his taxes!
Give it up Dems, you're really starting to embarass yourself (even more than usual)!
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