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

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race In 2020, democracy will be decided at the margins Michelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award MORE used Tax Day to take a jab at Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOn The Money: Supreme Court temporarily blocks House subpoena of Trump financial records | Trump touts 'cordial' meeting with Fed chief | Stopgap funding measure includes census money, military pay raise McConnell backs 'clean' stopgap spending bill through Dec. 20 The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Trump floats testifying in impeachment hearing MORE and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig over their refusal to release President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed 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 NealJudge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Senate aides met with tax return whistleblower: report Krystal Ball accuses Democrats of having 'zero moral authority' amid impeachment inquiry 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 MulvaneyDemocrats release two new transcripts ahead of next public impeachment hearings Impeachment guide: The 9 witnesses testifying this week The Hill's Morning Report - Week two of public impeachment testimony MORE said Democrats would “never” see Trump’s tax returns and said the issue had already been litigated in the 2016 presidential election.