Mnuchin Raises "Serious Issues" on Request for Trump's Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the

"The 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", Mnuchin wrote on Wednesday.

Neal reacted cautiously and is expected to have a fuller response later this week after consulting with House lawyers.

An IRS spokesman said the agency had no comment on the petition of Neal.

The president's announcement comes after reports revealed last week that the administration had floated releasing detained immigrants into sanctuary cities twice over the last six months.

"In California, the governor wants to have a lot of people coming in, refugees coming in, a lot of sanctuary cities, so we'll give them to the sanctuary cities maybe to take care of if it's that the way we want it", Trump said during an event at the White House.

Trump bucked decades of tradition by not releasing his tax returns when he ran for the White House in 2016 and won.

In recent weeks, Trump has said that the American people elected him without seeing his taxes and would do it again. Trump has long dictated that he is in audit and that's why he could not liberate his returns.

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The Nets also clinched their first winning season since 2013-14 by going 34-22 over their last 56 games since December 7. He helped Wade work on his mid-range game at the time, but refuses to believe he had much to do with Wade's brilliance.

The request has set up a legal battle, with Trump and his Republican allies fighting to prevent House Democrats from launching a sweeping investigation of his finances.

The IRS has a policy of auditing the tax returns of sitting presidents and vice presidents,"yet little is known about the efficacy of this program", Neal said in the statement. And, even if it did, she predicted Democrats wouldn't have a clue what they were reading. He has the option of eventually seeking to subpoena the records or to go to court if Treasury does not comply, but it's not clear he'll adopt a more confrontational approach just yet.

In her speech before a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, Omar said Muslims had "lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm exhausted of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be exhausted of it".

The request for Trump's tax filings is but one of supervision efforts launched by Democrats after taking back the House in the midterms of last fall.

"We are deeply troubled by multiple reports, recently confirmed by the President, that the Trump Administration is considering releasing detained immigrants into congressional districts represented by Democrats in a freaky and unlawful attempt to score political points", the chairmen wrote.

Mnuchin asked for more time to respond to the request.

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