CAFE Insider 04/08: Hide & Seek: Trump’s Taxes, Mueller’s Report

Show Notes

Webby Awards

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  • 26 U.S.C. § 6103, Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information, Legal Information Institute  
  • House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal’s letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, requesting 6 years of Trump’s tax returns, 4/3/19
  • Trump attorney William Consovoy’s letter to General Counsel of the Treasury Brent McIntosh, asserting the President’s right to keep the tax returns private 4/5/19
  • “Trump says he’s being subjected to the ‘highest level of Presidential Harassment’ in history amid Democratic investigations,” WaPo, 4/4/19
  • “Trump Asked That Confirmation of I.R.S. Counsel Be a Priority, NYT, 4/4/19
  • “Mulvaney says Democrats will ‘never’ obtain Trump’s taxes,” NBCNews, 4/7/19
  • “In questioning Cohen, Ocasio-Cortez focuses on potential Trump fraud,” Yahoo Finance, 2/27/19
  • “Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns,” NYT, 8/5/16
  • “JCT Investigation of Nixon’s Tax Returns,” by Professor Joseph Thorndike for the United States Capitol Historical Society, February 2016
  • “Where the Benghazi Committee Went Wrong,” New Yorker, 10/22/15


  • “Some on Mueller’s Team Say Report Was More Damaging Than Barr Revealed,” NYT, 4/3/19
  • “Limited information Barr has shared about Russia investigation frustrated some on Mueller’s team,” WaPo, 4/4/19
  • Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s letter to Attorney General Bill Bar requesting any summaries prepared by the Special Counsel’s Office, as well as communications between the Justice Department and the Special Counsel’s Office.
  • Department of Justice statement in response to reports from the NYT, Washington Post, and NBC News that members of Mueller’s team have expressed concerns over Barr’s characterization of Mueller’s conclusion, 4/4/19
  • The House Judiciary Committee’s resolution authorizing subpoenas to obtain the full Mueller report and all the underlying evidence.
  • “House Dems authorize subpoena for full Mueller report,” Politico, 4/3/19
  • “Appeals court narrows path for disclosure of grand jury info in Mueller report,” Politico, 4/5/19
  • “William Barr’s Choices,” New Yorker, 4/7/19
  • McKeever v. Barr (D.C. Cir. 2019)
  • Haldeman v. Sirica (D.C. Cir. 1974)
  • Rule 6, The Grand Jury, Legal Information Institute


  • “Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary,” NYT, 4/7/19
  • Kirstjen Nielseln’s resignation letter
  • “Nominations: A Historical Overview,” United States Senate

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