SOURCE: Washigton Post
The law at issue in the strife over Trump’s taxes arose from a bitter dispute between Mellon and Sen. James Couzens (R-Mich.), a deep-pocketed adversary on Capitol Hill, over the lawmaker’s investigation of the IRS.
by Stephen Mihm
The Teapot Dome corruption scandal resulted in a 1924 law that gives the House Ways and Means Committee authority to demand returns.
The provision dates in some form to the Teapot Dome scandal of Warren G. Harding’s administration.
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