Congressman Richard Neal (D, MA), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, has demanded the IRS turn over some years of President Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns. He centered his demand thusly:
“Congress, as a co-equal branch of government, has a duty to conduct oversight of departments and officials,” Mr Neal said.
That’s an interesting argument. If it’s coequality that creates the oversight duty, then the coequal Executive Branch has an identical duty to conduct oversight of House (and Senate) Committees and members.