Democrats give IRS deadline of April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns while slapping aside Mnuchin's complaints: report
Steve Mnuchin (Screen Capture)

According to a report from the Washington Post, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal (D-MA) on Saturday submitted a letter to the IRS demanding President Donald Trump's tax returns -- with a firm deadline of April 23.

The report states that Neal brushed aside comments made by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that he doesn't have to order the IRS to provide them as lacking "merit."

"Neal’s latest letter sets the stage for a further escalation in the conflict between Congress and the White House, as legal experts have suggested that an outright denial of their request by Mnuchin could be followed by subpoenas or a lawsuit in federal court. Mnuchin so far has only postponed responding to Democrats’ request and said he would confer with the Justice Department, but not yet rejected it," the Post reports.