Evening All. Here's today's installment of "Prosecuting Trump and Company: A Citizen's Guide." OBSTRUCTION OF PROCEEDINGS BEFORE DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES AND COMMITTEES, 18 U.S. CODE SEC. 1505. It’s a crime to “withhold . . . oral testimony . . . [from] an inquiry or investigation
[that] is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress.” How many executive branch officials have blown-off Congressional subpoenas? Under this section, it’s also a crime to wrongfully withhold documents from Congress.
So when, for example, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin withheld Trump’s tax returns - particularly in light of a binding law directing that tax returns “shall” be provided to Congress when a request is made by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means
Committee (26 USC sec. 6103) - Mnuchin is violating not one but TWO federal laws. Provided we have the political will come January 2021 . . . #JusticeIsComing
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