House Ways and Means Dem Doggett: ‘We Ought to Explore Contracting with Area Correctional Institutions,’ if We Don’t Get Trump’s Taxes

On Saturday’s “CNN Newsroom,” House Ways and Means Committee member Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) stated that if President Trump’s tax returns aren’t turned over, the committee “should consider” using its inherent contempt power, and “explore contracting with area correctional institutions,” to show the White House “that we’re not going to be delayed for the rest of this term of Congress.”

Doggett said that if Trump’s tax returns aren’t turned over, the committee should hold Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig in contempt, “and proceed to court to enforce that contempt.”

Doggett later said, “I think, in addition, we should consider the power of inherent contempt…I think we ought to explore contracting with area correctional institutions, provide some additional support for our sergeant at arms, so the White House will get the message that we are serious, that we’re not going to be delayed for the rest of this term of Congress.”

Doggett concluded, “It is a bold move, but if all else is not working, we need to do something that will get us to the truth.”

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