Steve Mnuchin Subpoenaed By Democrats For Trump’s Tax Returns

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig for six years of Trump’s tax returns.

Democrats are coming for Trump’s tax returns

Ways and Means Committee chairman Neal said in a statement provided to PolliticusUSA:

Last month, the Ways and Means Committee began an investigation into the mandatory audit program at the IRS in an effort to assess the extent to which the IRS audits and enforces the federal tax laws against a sitting President and to determine if those audits need to be codified into federal law. As part of that inquiry, on April 3, I requested six years of the President’s personal and business tax returns, pursuant to my authority under section 6103(f) of the IRS Code. I believed then, as I do now, that reviewing the requested documents is a necessary piece of the committee’s work.

Unfortunately, the Treasury Department and the IRS have denied my reasonable request. Despite the agency’s denial, we on the Ways and Means Committee are still moving forward with our inquiry. After reviewing the options available to me, and upon the advice of counsel, I issued subpoenas today to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Commissioner of the IRS for six years of personal and business returns. While I do not take this step lightly, I believe this action gives us the best opportunity to succeed and obtain the requested material. I sincerely hope that the Treasury Department will furnish the requested material in the next week so the committee can quickly begin its work.

Steve Mnuchin Is Heading For A Contempt Of Congress Charge

Steve Mnuchin is refusing to turn over Trump’s tax returns, even though he has no legal authority to deny the request. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is about to join William Barr as members of the Trump administration who have been found in contempt of Congress.

The Trump administration is going to lose the lawsuit over the president’s tax returns, but the soon it is decided, the faster Democrats can move in their investigation of this president.

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