Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mentioned Wednesday that he has by no means had any conversations with President Donald Trump “or anybody within the White Home” about offering Trump’s tax returns to Congress.
“I’ve had no conversations ever with the president or anybody within the White Home about delivering the president’s tax returns to Congress,” Mnuchin mentioned throughout a listening to earlier than the Home Monetary Providers Committee.
Trump has refused to make his returns public, breaking with the follow adopted by each American president since Richard Nixon.
Democrats have sought entry to the president’s tax returns via different means. In Congress, Home Democrats have demanded entry to the president’s tax paperwork underneath a 1924 legislation that dictates that the treasury secretary “shall furnish” them if requested by lawmakers.
However Mnuchin has up to now declined to conform, and has mentioned that the query will doubtless be resolved by the courtroom system. On Friday, Mnuchin defied a subpoena from the House Ways and…