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

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE used Tax Day to take a jab at Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinPelosi warns Mnuchin to stop 'illegal' .3B cut to foreign aid Trump phoned bank CEOs as stock market plunged Wednesday: report The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig over their refusal to release President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump 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 NealNY files motion to keep Trump tax returns lawsuit out of DC court Democrats give cold shoulder to Warren wealth tax Senate Dems urge Mnuchin not to cut capital gains taxes 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 MulvaneyDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid MORE said Democrats would “never” see Trump’s tax returns and said the issue had already been litigated in the 2016 presidential election.