Hillary Clinton jabs Mnuchin, IRS chief on Tax Day over Trump returns

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate House Intel Republican: 'Foolish' not to take info on opponent from foreign ally MORE used Tax Day to take a jab at Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinGOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown GOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns MORE and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig over their refusal to release President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE’s tax returns.

“Millions of Americans will put tax checks in the mail today. Meanwhile, the secretary of the treasury and head of the IRS continue to refuse to turn over Trump's tax returns to Congress for reasons even they can't clearly articulate,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of State tweeted Monday.

 

 

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House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealSchiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns On The Money: DOJ offers legal opinion backing refusal to release Trump tax returns | Centrist Democrats raise concerns over minimum wage | Trump bashes Powell ahead of crucial Fed meeting | Design leaks for Harriet Tubman bill MORE (D-Mass.) had requested Trump’s tax returns by April 10, but the Treasury Department missed that deadline.

Mnuchin said at the time that the department was discussing the issue with the Justice Department "to ensure that our response is fully consistent with the law and the Constitution.” Mnuchin has said he would supervise the Treasury’s review "to ensure that taxpayer protections and applicable laws are scrupulously observed, consistent with my statutory responsibilities."

Neal later imposed a new deadline of April 23, telling Rettig that "none of the concerns raised can legitimately be used to deny the committee's request."

Trump broke with tradition among presidents and presidential candidates and declined to release his returns, citing an ongoing IRS audit.

Last weekend, acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump asks Mulvaney to leave room during ABC interview due to coughing Trump asks Mulvaney to leave room during ABC interview due to coughing GOP nervous that border wall fight could prompt year-end shutdown MORE said Democrats would “never” see Trump’s tax returns and said the issue had already been litigated in the 2016 presidential election.