Judy Chu: The President Is Not Above the Law

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Representative Judy Chu (Photo – congress.gov).

The Supreme Court today ruled that the President of the U.S. does not have absolute immunity, as President Trump has claimed, and will allow litigation over the release of his tax returns to continue.

By News Desk

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, whose Chairman, Rep. Richard Neal (MA-02) requested the tax returns in accordance with Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, issued the following statement:

The President believes that he is above that law, and as such, that he does not need to cooperate with lawful subpoenas.

He is wrong, and today, the Supreme Court confirmed it. Nobody is above the law, not even the President. This fundamental truth ensures that the rule of law, not politics, governs our country.

And in support of the rule of law, Chairman Neal made a lawful request for President Trump’s tax returns. This was a legitimate application of the Chairman’s explicit power to request tax returns, written into Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code in order for Members of Congress to consider possible necessary changes to policy and to ensure the IRS is doing its job.

I am confident the courts will agree that the law demands Trump release his returns and stop hiding behind a phony immunity.

News Desk

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