Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin put in writing on Friday that President Donald Trump’s administration is refusing to comply with a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Mnuchin argued that Attorney General Bill Barr has declared that the administration won’t abide by the law that requires the IRS to turn over Trump’s tax returns to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal.
“In reliance on the advice of the Department of Justice, we have determined that the Committee’s request lacks a legitimate legislative purpose, and pursuant to section 6103, the Department is therefore not authorized to disclose the requested returns and return information,” Mnuchin claimed.
This is a developing story and it remains to be seen how House Democrats will respond to the administration’s stonewalling.
Just under the 5 p.m. deadline, Mnuchin tells Neal he won't comply with the subpoena for Trump's tax returns 👇 pic.twitter.com/28w4VxskPH
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