A new fishing expedition

April 4, 2019

When Democrats claimed they were doing to do great things for America if they were put back in power, voters probably didn’t think that meant they would immediately go fishing.  But that’s all they’ve done since retaking the House: gone on endless fishing expeditions, concocting investigations and writing subpoenas and now, requesting that the IRS show them six years’ worth of President Trump’s personal and business tax returns, all in a desperate fishing expedition to turn up something – anything! – to impeach him over. 

Good thing America doesn’t have any real problems that Congress should be working on.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-dem-asks-irs-for-6-years-of-trumps-tax-returns

You’d think that after fishing for two years in the Russian Sea and coming up empty, they would have gotten this out of their system, but no, they’re hanging up the “Gone Fishin’” sign again. 

Do these House Democrats really think that Trump makes out his own tax forms?  That he writes in “Russian bribe money” under “Additional sources of income”?  Do they even know how long a billionaire’s tax form is and how many people are employed to fill it out?  Do they believe he’s even read it himself? 

This will likely set up another protracted, pointless, time- and money-wasting legal battle. Trump will have difficulty keeping them from obtaining his personal tax files, since the law allows Congress to request any taxpayer’s forms.  But the law also requires that those forms be kept confidential.  We all know that if they get their hands on Trump’s tax forms, they’ll be in the New York Times faster than you can “Adam Schiff.” They couldn’t keep them confidential; their heads would explode after five minutes.

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Since they have no specific reason for requesting the forms, other than snooping for some scandal that Trump would actually put on his tax form, this is obviously just a partisan attempt to weaponize the tax laws to undermine the President (more support for that can be found in the fact that while Congress may have a legal right to request a President’s tax forms, Trump is the first President they’ve done it to in 45 years.)    

Ironically, in attempting to justify the request, Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, head of the House Ways and Means Committee, wrote to the IRS that Democrats have a duty "to ensure that the Internal Revenue Service is enforcing the laws in a fair and impartial manner…” (like they did to nonprofit Tea Party groups under Obama?)...“It is critical to ensure the accountability of our government and elected officials. To maintain trust in our democracy, the American people must be assured that their government is operating properly, as laws intend."

I agree with him on that.  So when are he and his colleagues going to start? 

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  • Colleen Braun

    04/08/2019 08:59 PM

    Why haven’t the democrats/socialists demanded Al Sharpton Pay his back taxes owed to America? If these politicians aren’t WORKING they don’t deserve to be paid! Vote Trump 2020??????????

  • Doug Schuster

    04/08/2019 01:11 PM

    The negative trajectory of our national character is accelerating... and with that, the political friction from the speed of our decline is literally becoming corrosive. There remains the hope that our Republic needs to be stress tested from time to time to in fact survive, but the "silent majority", if in fact there remains such a group, needs a stronger voice that is backed by a more demonstrative plan of action. Trump cannot do this by himself with the time that is allotted, and with hate holding our governments rudder we could in fact finally run this wonderful country aground.

  • Tricia Collins

    04/08/2019 10:48 AM

    Gov. Huckabee thank you for your sound commentaries. I agree with Tony Weaver 100% about the present and former Left wing Liberals Dems. So let's pretend the Dems started that whole Mueller witch hunt that exaulsted the American tax dollars, and time they could have helped the President Trump turn some of the mess around from some of the past administration's got us into, just to keep the spot light off of former administration and present? Wouldn't that be convenient if that were the case? We the people have the right to hold them all accountable for this nonsense in the 2020 election! Let's clean up the swamp ourselves!!!

  • Stephen K Lentz

    04/06/2019 12:26 PM

    Why don't the rinos "demand" to see the tax returns for the years the jackasses are requesting for ALL senators and congressmen?? THAT would end the entire "fishing expedition" because the rinos don't want the American people to see THEIR tax returns just like the jackasses don't want the American people to see theirs because the rinos are just as corrupt as the jackasses. They want to see a man's returns who became a billionaire in the private sector BUT they don't want the American people to see their tax returns because they BECAME billionaires WHILE at the expense of the WORKING American taxpayer .

  • Tony Weaver

    04/05/2019 05:32 PM

    May I suggest that you start a list of those that are above the law

    You start with
    Hillary Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    The Clinton Foundation
    Peter Strock
    Lisa Page
    James Comey
    A good start ...
    But now you can add
    Jesse Smulett

    Now these people have committed public allegations , yet no one have been charged and/or brought to trail

    Why ? Why ? Why ? Is it really because they are indeed above the law?

  • suzanne Gibbs

    04/05/2019 04:39 PM

    I have never been happier to be receiving your newsletter again.
    You are so smart and funny. Thank you
    Suzanne

  • JANINE Simonetti

    04/05/2019 01:53 PM

    May God continue to bless you and your family
    I value your opinions and know I’m reading the truth. Please keep up the good fight for God and our country.

  • Dennis Stefonek

    04/05/2019 09:44 AM

    I do read them, (your comments and input as to the conditions of ailing country). Please continue to bring it all along with your take on it to the forefront, so that as many as want to know what’s happening, can know. Thank you Mr Mike H. I’ve liked you for a long time.
    Dennis S
    The Great Northwoods of Wisconsin

  • Bobbie D Turner

    04/05/2019 09:34 AM

    I'm praying every day that the Lord will bring an end to this whole mess....it is so hard to imagine that America is being brought down to her knees by the ones who took an oath to do their best, isn't it??? The other comments say what I feel much better than I can...

  • Dot Whitley

    04/04/2019 11:35 PM

    These people have too much idle time. They need a real job such as working by the sweat of the brow, being bothered about Obama Care,the same as other Americans are. In other words falling from their controlling power all the way down to where we common folks are. Actually they're lower than decent common folks are, but I would like for them to know it .
    I am very sick of liberals no matter what party they represent.
    Dot

  • David Arthur Kosinski

    04/04/2019 08:17 PM

    A person's mental disease often remains unrealized, by its' host; as is the case with our current Liberal Democrats.

    It's Very Close to "unbelievable" how Trump Derangement Syndrome has booted any semblance of rationality from these folks!

    I truly hope that many end up surviving this Mental Illness and, one day, are Blessed to be able to sing, "I WAS Blind, but NOW I See!

    But their distressing malady WILL NOT Hinder Or stop Almighty God from using His "Presidential Vessel" to accomplish HIS Divine Purposes for our Country!

    God WILL answer our Prayers and PRESERVE our Nation! In Jesus' Name.....AMEN

  • Joy Randolph

    04/04/2019 07:57 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, Please keep up your comments. The liberals hate our President so much they wait like vulchers for the next tidbit he gives them. Do you think in the midst of all the negative that our young people may learn something about real problems in the country? Perhaps they will learn more about the heartaches of abortion, the financial and criminal burden of illegals on our society, the cost of young lives because of drugs, that a college education and debt is not for everyone, and most of all there are those in our government who will sell their soul for a dollar?

  • Gloria Prosper

    04/04/2019 07:52 PM

    Reminds me a tad of that toddler exploratory conversation: "I'll show you mine if you show me yours". Not a bad idea. Democrats? You're up.

  • Mary Williams

    04/04/2019 07:18 PM

    My family and I agree that every elected member of Congress with 2 consecutive terms and those that are appointed to high level jobs in Government HAS to have their tax returns audited and posted for the American people to see. After all they may run and serve their State and area but in reality they are supposed to serve in the best interest of all America and the American people. It seems to me that most of them who take the Oath of office to Obey/honor the Laws of the Constitution DO NOT follow or honor it. To me those who swear to the Oath then disobey it should be impeached immediately. They have lied under Oath, Justice Under the Rule of Law should take care of them. What gets me, this seems to happen all the time without no one being called out on it.

    Everyone in my working immediate family (about 20) agree with you. As Taxpaying Americans we do not want our tax dollars going to fund abortions or murder the babies at term, that is now being funded.
    God Bless America

  • Dorothyprino

    04/04/2019 06:59 PM

    I read it I agree that they are on a witch hunt again after no collusion

  • Patricia Gonzales

    04/04/2019 06:52 PM

    Thank you for continuing to be a voice. God bless you & yours...

  • Raymond Smeal

    04/04/2019 06:39 PM

    Can we start a class action suit against whoever started this phony Russian hoax to get the taxpayers money back. And also let's start a probe into the Clintons relationship with Russia. We may have something real there.

  • Ruby Howell

    04/04/2019 06:33 PM

    The Democrats that had a part of this investigation on President Trump need to be investigated like our President was. All those involved need to be under the spotlight now. If they were unethical they should be removed.

  • Jerry Kelley

    04/04/2019 05:39 PM

    When will we be able to get Democrat Senators and Representatives tax returns? It seems many of them are much, much wealthier now than prior to taking office. The American people have a right to know!!!

  • Jerry Kelley

    04/04/2019 05:38 PM

    When will we be able to get Democrat Senators and Representatives tax returns? It seems many of them are much, much wealthier now than prior to taking office. The American people have a right to know!!!

  • Melvin

    04/04/2019 04:15 PM

    Have President Trump demand all their tax returns to prove themselves as well!

  • Darlene F. Donston

    04/04/2019 04:10 PM

    Question: If they can ask for President Trump's tax forms, then can't he ask for Congress to submit all of their forms? I would because look at all the Millionaires there are in Congress now than when they first went in. Also, I would ask for Drug tests and check for Alcohol problems, also! What about that Pharmacy in D.C. that said he gives out lots of prescriptions to Congress members and then I WOULD SLAM TERM LIMITS ON THEM FASTER THAN ANYTHING HE HAS DONE SO FAR! As you can see I am sick and tired of all of this that they have been pulling for the last 2 + years already! They have not done a lick of work that they were elected to do, but they did get their paychecks! Time to take that away until they get some work done that they were elected to do! They do get their pay from WE THE PEOPLE!

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    04/04/2019 03:58 PM

    Watching fox news and reading your commentary is some of the best humor out there. I'm getting such a kick out of the Democratic clowns climbing out of the little car, that I truly get a belly laugh every day.
    On the serious side, the democrats need the reign in their budget/spending and try to live like real people. If they insist on getting the President's tax returns then they need to put their own on display. Might be pretty eye opening. Lastly, they need to stop trying to fix everything by raising taxes. Sounds like a broken record.
    Get real people and cut your spending. Let the President do his job (that he's NOT getting paid for ) God Bless America

  • Alice Claar

    04/04/2019 03:38 PM

    Our world is separating the sheep nations from the goat nations. We are in for a real ride.

  • Vernon Hinz

    04/04/2019 03:29 PM

    The most ironic thing about this , look how hard the fought to keep everything about Obama secret, cover up all of Hillary and bills deals. Plus how many other Democrats have avoided scandals. Unless they happen to be some light weight that made it convenient to through them under the bus to protect the heavy hitters