House Oversight Dem wants Trump to release taxes and 'get it over with'

A Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE should release his tax returns and “get it over with” if he has nothing to hide.

“This president resisted the Mueller report for so many months and now he’s saying that the Mueller report vindicates him. So if he has nothing to hide then why not just release his taxes and get it over with?” Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaThe Young Turks' Cenk Uygur: Here's how to choose a president House and Senate head for showdown on must-pass defense bill Overnight Defense: House approves 3 billion defense bill | Liberal sweeteners draw progressive votes | Bill includes measure blocking Trump from military action on Iran MORE (D-Calif.) told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on “Rising.”

Hanna’s comments come after Attorney General William Barr sent Congress his summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's findings in the Russia investigation, which found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. However, the summary stopped short of exonerating the president of obstruction of justice allegations.

House Democrats, meanwhile, are inching closer to demanding Trump’s tax returns.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealTlaib blasts Foreign Affairs Committee's anti-BDS bill as 'unconstitutional' Top Republican offers resolution following Trump tax return lawsuit Taxpayer advocate heading to greener pastures MORE (D-Mass.) said he intends to send a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke GOP struggles to find backup plan for avoiding debt default Pelosi calls for spending parity in budget agreement MORE formally requesting Trump’s tax returns. If Neal moves forward with his plan, his request would mark a rare exercise of power by Congress, one that could end up in the courts.

Trump has been criticized for not voluntarily making his tax returns public, something every other major party nominee has done in recent decades. The president has said he won’t release his tax returns while they are under audit, even though the IRS has said audits don’t prevent people from making their own tax information public.

House Democrats recently passed legislation, H.R. 1, that would require presidents, vice presidents and major-party nominees for those positions to release 10 years of their individual tax returns.

The measure has little chance of being taken up in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWhat Democrats should say about guns This week: House Dems voting to hold Barr, Ross in contempt Juan Williams: GOP in a panic over Mueller MORE (R-Ky.) has said he has no plans to bring the legislation to the floor for a vote.

— Tess Bonn