Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin denies request for Trump's tax returns
Steve Mnuchin whispering to Trump to sign the documents (Photo: Screen capture)

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin thinks that the request from Congress for President Donald Trump's taxes isn't "legitimate legislative oversight," and thus won't comply with a request for Congress.

A statement from the Department of the Treasury said that they are examining the tax returns of the president as with previous administrations.

"As you have recognized, the Committee's request is unprecedented, and it presents serious constitutional questions, the resolution of which may have lasting consequences for all taxpayers," the statement read.

During the 2016 campaign cycle, Trump refused to turn over his tax returns to the public as other candidates did. The next step for Congress is to subpoena the taxes and if they still aren't given access, they will go to court.

Read the full letter here.