Mnuchin leaves open the possibility he may turn over Trump’s taxes to Congress

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin isn’t being as strident as Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who recently said Congress would never see Trump’s tax returns.

This morning on Fox Business he indicated that he would follow the law when it comes to releasing Trump’s tax returns, which he is analyzing now in conjunction with the DOJ.



Here’s more:

REUTERS – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he will follow the law regarding Congress’ request for U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns but reiterated his concerns about lawmakers’ demands for the documents.

“We’re analyzing the law, we’re consulting with the Department of Justice,” Mnuchin said in an interview on Fox Business Network.

Congressional Democrats and the Trump administration are headed for a legal showdown after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal imposed an April 23 deadline for the documents.

“I will follow the law,” Mnuchin told the cable network, adding that he would also review related “constitutional issues” carefully. He is involved in the decision since the department has oversight of the IRS.

Mnuchin reiterated his concern that Democrats’ demand could lead the federal tax agency to become a tool for political disputes.

This really is nothing more than a fishing expedition by Democrats who want to either impeach Trump or find something so terrible that the general public won’t reelect him. Put simply, they are trying to weaponize the IRS against Trump.

Regardless of that fact, Congress does have a right to request tax returns. Whether that right extends to the president’s tax returns will probably end up being the subject of a big fight in court, with the Supreme Court being the final say.

Watch Mnuchin’s interview for more:

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Rednca
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We don’t care about his tax returns and neither does the rest of the Country! We The People know he’s a billionaire and lets his money work for him, plus he IS putting the Country first in EVERYTHING HE DOES!!!

bigsir74
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Well if he is allowing the DOJ to make the decision on the Tax Returns,I hope Barr does not allow Rosenstein anywhere near the decision table

Proud Nana
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I hate to say it but here goes, Mnuchin looks and acts like another weasel , I bet Mueller just loves him beg

Proud Nana
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What a load of BS, there is zero reason to see Pres. Trumps taxes. facepalmg

Sentinel
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More reason to abolish the IRS – they’ve already proven to be weaponized.

Sentinel
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You’d think that spiny little crap weasel Mnuchin, would be more grateful for the handout Trump gave him (his current position). I see no reason this should EVER be made public.

Charli
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There is NO law requiring the IRS to release the president’s taxes to anyone and, in fact, it is a breach of the trust that is supposed to exist between the IRS and each and every one of us! That loser, Rachel MadCow already obtained, ILLEGALLY, Trump’s return for 2013 and it left her with egg all over her idiot face…turns out that he paid more tax in one year than most people make in a lifetime! Now they want ten years. NOT HAPPENING! The only thing any politician must release is to the FEC, in order to receive public funds for campaigns, and Trump DID THAT…His disclosure listed 465 companies over which he had been an executive, including over one thousand sources of income, which is far more than tax returns supply, so this crap from demonrats is just another distraction from reality, THUS A GIANT LIE to the… Read more »

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I don’t understand why it’s such an issue for him. Same with Barack’s birth certificate. Just give it to them for no other reason than to take the wind out of their sails.

The refusal works just as well for the Democrats. They can go with the whole “See, he’s got something to hide!” angle. (This is again why I say that the key to defeating the double standard is to rise above it.)

Charli
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NOBODY should release their tax returns to congress EVER! Where would they stop? Yours? Mine? Have we not learned that when you give progressives and inch, they demand a mile?

This is purely political and the information in your tax returns is between you and the IRS, not some failed school teacher (Waters) or failed lawyer (Nadler and Schiff) who want to cherry-pick information to be used politically against their enemies! NO NO NO!

It is one thing to require the actual birth certificate of a candidate to prove they are eligible to run for POTUS and quite another to dig through someone’s personal taxes!

AT
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If I were the President, I’d turn them over if that’s what the People wanted. There’s nothing in there to be ashamed of. There’s nothing for my enemies to use.

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Seems more like he’s hedging, to me.

Similar to the application of a special counsel, where a crime is supposed to be committed beforehand, I would hope the same applies to Congress getting tax returns. Otherwise this Forever Fishing regime will have to be toppled by any means necessary.

kong1967
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Huh….a fishing expedition. They have spent Trump’s entire Presidency on a fishing expedition. I have never seen anything like this in my life.

sjmom
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As far as I know nobody has the right to see anyone else’s tax returns.

slantry
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Congress does. Well, at least the chair of the ways and means committee, and the chairs of a few other committees, do.

kong1967
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Avatarslantry But you know what the Democrat Congress wants to do with it. They aren’t on a serious search for answers to things they have legitimate concerns about. They will warp and distort what’s in the returns and give every effort to destroy Trump in the media. The chair of the Ways and Means Committee has a right to see his taxes, but does the public….through force?

sjmom
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So they can leak it????????? Because that’s what they do. If they get their hands on his taxes they’ll be published in NYT and WaPo

toon
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Democrats weaponizing the IRS? Where have I heard that before?
Nobody went to jail or paid any price the last time except for their targets.

Dukehoopsfan
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Come on man! It’s time to grow a pair. Tell Mad maxine, the little troll, elijah (what day is it) cummings, the NYT, CNN, and a few others NO. There is no need to continue on the expensive, time consuming fishing expeditions. Better yet have Barr give the IRS some marching orders.

New West
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Wait a minute…..he’ll follow the Law and Also the Constitutional issues? Hello! Keep reading that folks!

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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I have a feeling this will be another Rachel Maddow moment… remember when she had a “bombshell report” related to Trump’s taxes? It came out to be that Trump paid $32 million in taxes for that year…

Trump loves to give the haters rope and then BOOM! I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s nothing “impeachable” in them; then again, it’s all about a narrative for the Trump haters…

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I wouldn’t release them and let the Democrats stew about it. On the other hand, if they are released and there is nothing incriminating in his tax returns, the Democrats will just move on to plan xyz.

joyfulgiver
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“Show us your TAXES”…anything to keep the focus off the FACT that democrats are doing NOTHING to protect and defend the Constitution they SWORE to protect and defend.

I’d like to know How did Nancy Pelosi become the 6th wealthiest member of CONgress in 2015?

https://www.opensecrets.org/personal-finances/net-worth/Nancy-Pelosi?cid=N00007360&year=2015

f1lover
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I’d be more interested in the “lifetime” members of congress’ tax returns. We all know T-rump is rich and how he got that way. I want to know how the people “serving” us at 177,000 per year are ending up multi-millionaires.

sam
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It’s called insider trading. Shhhhhhh

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