Democrats can put Mnuchin in prison right now for hiding Trump’s taxes: ex-Watergate prosecutor
Tana Ganeva TANA GANEVA - COMMENTARY 27 APR 2019 AT 12:41 ET
President Donald Trump continues to refuse to show Congress his taxes, citing an ongoing audit as an excuse.
On Saturday, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman appeared on MSNBC’s Joy Reid show to demand Trump’s taxes. He even went so far as to suggest that officials who are helping shield Trump’s finances from Congressional scrutiny belong in prison if they continue to do so.
“They have every right to get all of these documents and all of these witnesses, starting with the Secretary Treasurer Mnuchin who is refusing to turn over taxes even though there is a specific statute that provides that the IRS has to turn it over to Congress, and on top of it there is good reasons to receive those taxes.”
“I believe Congress has to take a very hard line,” Akerman continued. He notes that Congress has the power to hold officials in contempt which could lead to prison.
“If the Secretary of Treasury doesn’t produce those documents he’s ought to be held in contempt. And he ought to go to prison.”
_________________________ TRUMP AND HIS WHOLE FAMILY WILL BE IN JAIL BY 2020 election