The Demand forTrump’s Tax Returns Enters Its Ludicrous Phase

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal requested that President Donald Trump turn over 6 years of business and personal tax returns. This morning, I appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss whether the IRS is weaponizing against conservatives again.

You might be able to guess my response.

“This is outrageous,” I said. “This is exactly what the IRS did to the tea parties.  They targeted people based on their political affiliation, and it worked in 2012.  By the way, the IRS had to pay a settlement in litigation brought by our organization of over $3.5 million. 

So, is the IRS being weaponized against conservatives, this time against the President?

“The Democrats are doing it again.  There’s no legitimate reason for this…. They’re just targeting the President. There is no law that requires the President turns over his tax returns, so the Democrats are just looking for a different way.” Watch my full response below:

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.