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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Ignores Congressional Deadline on Trump’s Tax Records

HeadlineApr 24, 2019

Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to meet a congressionally mandated deadline Tuesday to turn over President Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee. It’s the second time Mnuchin has refused a congressional order to turn over Trump’s tax records. In a statement, Mnuchin said he’d provide a final answer on whether he would comply by May 6. Democrats say they need to know whether Trump’s myriad business interests—both at home and overseas—are affecting his decisions as president. House leaders are employing a portion of the tax code that grants tax-writing congressional committees the power to request tax information on any filer. The provision was created after the Teapot Dome bribery scandal of Warren G. Harding’s administration in the 1920s.

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