Treasury Secretary Rejects Democrat’s Subpoena for Trump’s Tax Returns

Epoch Times – WASHINGTON—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to comply with a congressional subpoena for President Donald Trump’s tax returns on May 17.

Mnuchin rejected the request from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, a Democrat, saying that it lacks “a legitimate legislative purpose.”

Neal’s request is one of a battery of efforts by Democrats targeting Trump that they initiated after gaining control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm election. Trump refers to these efforts as “presidential harassment.”

Mnuchin’s rejection sets up a potential federal court battle that could drag on for months.

“We are unable to provide the requested information in response to the committee’s subpoena,” Mnuchin wrote in a letter to Neal ahead of his deadline for handing over the tax returns.

Hours prior to the rejection, Neal told reporters he would to turn to the federal courts as a next step, rather than initiating proceedings to find Mnuchin in contempt of Congress.

“We will likely proceed to court as quickly as next week,” Neal said.

After Mnuchin’s formal rejection, Neal issued a statement saying he was “consulting with counsel on how best to enforce the subpoenas moving forward.”

Taxpayers are entitled to keep their tax returns private. Neal’s committee is empowered to request tax returns, but the law requires the committee to cite a valid legislative purpose.  read more

11 Comments on Treasury Secretary Rejects Democrat’s Subpoena for Trump’s Tax Returns

  1. When do we get to see how Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, Biden and the rest of these worthless clowns became multi, multi-millionaires by “serving” the public?

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  2. What about the subpoena for Oblowzo’s college transcripts? Ah right, we never did see them. But it was racist to ask for them. Maybe they will be released when he is arrested. LOL

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  3. ^^^Needs a smaller hammer. You don’t want him to get done pounding it up there TOO quickly, and you want it to hurt as much as possible…

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  4. Tell them President Trump’s records are in the same place as Ocommie’s Social Security card, draft card, Passport, College records, Harvard Law Student Loan records, and Loan Application for house next to Tony Rezko.

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  5. If they were serious about tax reform/oversight they would be asking for the tax returns of Soros, Bezo, Buffet (has he paid all his outstanding tax debt yet?), that lefty billionaire from Cali (who’s name escapes me) calling for T’s impeachment. Along with those mentioned by Saxindacity mentioned above. Until those are included then their request is obviously a witch hunt.

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