White House advising Treasury Department on release of Trump tax returns

Rep. Richard Neal leaves a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol Jan. 4 2019

Rep. Richard Neal leaves a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol Jan. 4 2019

These comments came a day after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before a House subcommittee that it's his department's "intent to follow the law" in responding to the request to release the president's taxes.

"I would love to give them, but I'm not going to do it while I'm under audit". Mnuchin says he "looks forward to responding, " but it appears clear that Treasury won't meet the deadline and actually produce the returns.

Mnuchin also revealed that Treasury Department lawyers have talked to the White House counsel's office about the question of releasing Trump's returns, telling lawmakers that the consultations occurred before the request arrived last week.

The president has told those close to him that the attempt to get his returns were an invasion of his privacy and a further example of the Democratic-led "witch hunt" - like special counsel Robert Mueller's probe - meant to damage him.

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But, Mnuchin said Wednesday, "t$3 he legal implications of this request could affect protections for all Americans against politically-motivated disclosures of personal tax information, regardless of which party is in power". The IRS statute, known as 6103, says three people on Capitol Hill - the Senate Finance Committee chairman, the head of the Joint Committee on Taxation and the chairman of House Ways and Means Committee - can ask for any individual's tax information for legislative purposes and the secretary of the treasury "shall furnish" the request. "As you know, I got elected last time with this same issue", Trump told reporters Wednesday morning before heading to Texas on a campaign re-election trip that will also include an executive order signing ceremony.

Democratic lawmakers in NY this week introduced legislation that would make President Donald Trump's state income tax returns public - the latest step in a battle over details that the President has long refused to release.

Later, Waters explained the testy exchange with CNN's Anderson Cooper, saying that Mnuchin's meeting was secondary to his testimony in front of her committee. "If you wish to keep me here so that I don't have my important meeting and continue to grill me then if you do that I will cancel my meeting and I will not be back here", Mnuchin told the chair after pulling his offer to "voluntarily" return before the committee.

Mnuchin said Tuesday that he is rarely involved in handling other requests for tax returns and would not say how he planned to proceed with this request. During a hearing on the IRS budget before the Senate Finance Committee, Rettig was pressed by Sen.

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But tax experts say the state returns won't contain the "bombshell" information Trump critics might hope to find.

"I have the gavel at this point", Waters said.

Waters took particular exception to this remark, replying: "Please don't instruct me on how I'm supposed to conduct this committee". Before Waters ended the hearing at 5:30 p.m., Mnuchin withdrew his offer to return before the committee in May.

Mnuchin said it would be "embarrassing" if he kept the foreign leader, whom he later identified as an official of Bahrain, waiting any longer. "I built a great company", he said.

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Presidential candidates since the Nixon administration have released their tax returns, but Trump has refused to do so.

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