We’re in a pretty amazing period of American politics during which a norm-busting executive branch is refusing to comply with the check and balancing role of the legislative branch. From WaPo: Mnuchin rejects Democrats’ demand to hand over Trump’s tax returns. “A number of legal experts have said it would be unprecedented for Mnuchin to refuse to turn over the tax returns, as the power for lawmakers to seek the returns is written explicitly in a 1924 law.” The White House has also invoked executive privilege to bar former White House counsel Donald McGahn from turning over documents to Congress.

+ Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to declare “case closed” on the Trump investigations. Meanwhile, there are now 650 federal prosecutors who signed a letter that states that were he not president, Trump would be indicted for obstruction

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