Donald Trump is the target of every negative liberal news story.
He’s also the target of nearly all the Democrats’ pent up rage.
Which is why NCB News is madder than a hornet that one powerful Democrat won’t leak some of Trump’s secrets.
Now mind you, the secrets NBC wants aren’t the kind of secrets you’re likely thinking of.
Trump hasn’t done anything wrong and that’s probably why this leading Democrat isn’t going to trouble himself with revealing them.
Richard Neal (D-Mass) could use a recently passed New York State law to get access to Trump’s tax records.
This comes after Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed legislation called the TRUST Act that would make it easier for Congress to peer into Trump’s financial records.
But Neal – who is the one Congressman in Washington with the ability to take the lid off Trump’s financial records – hasn’t done anything about it.
And NBC whined about it in a front-page article on their website.
Writing for NBC, Allan Smith expressed disappointment with Neal’s decision:
“[His refusal to reveal tax records] It’s just one of a series of decisions that have landed House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in hot water with those on the left who feel the longtime lawmaker hasn’t done nearly enough to obtain the president’s tax returns.”
Since the Democrats have been asking for Trump’s tax returns since even before the 2016 election, Neal’s ‘missed’ opportunity to seize on them has rankled constituents.
Judd Legum, a lefty journalist, took his frustration out on Twitter.
Aiming his tweet at Neal, he wrote: “House Democrats don’t actually want Trump’s tax returns” and “are doing pretty much everything possible to make sure they don’t get them before November 2020.”
Legum was joined in his challenge by the leftist organization Stand Up America, who also attacked Neal and said his refusal to use the TRUST Act was un-American: “any further delay is an injustice to the American people.”
So how does Neal explain his reasons?
When asked why he isn’t going after the state returns, Neal said he fears doing so would possibly interfere with their ability to get the full docket of federal tax returns.
Additionally, he explained to Bloomberg News that another issue is that, as a Congressman in Massachusetts, he doesn’t “have jurisdiction over New York taxes.”
But NBC isn’t satisfied with his explanation.
As Smith writes, it’s likely that whatever appears on Trump’s state returns will likely be reflective of what’s on his federal returns.
The truth of the matter is Neal realizes even if he does try and go after Trump’s returns – federal or state – he’s going to have a heck of a time getting Trump to release them.
If he tried to get Trump’s state returns via the TRUST Act, he’d have to file a lawsuit.
The lawsuit would be held up in court for years even after Trump leaves office.
No wonder he doesn’t care to try and go after Trump’s tax returns… he knows it won’t go well and could ultimately end up in failure.
Poor NBC, they never get what they want.