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

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIt is wrong to say 'no collusion' 10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era And the winner of the Robert Mueller Sweepstakes is — Vladimir Putin MORE used Tax Day to take a jab at Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinDems plot next move in Trump tax-return battle On The Money: House Dem says marijuana banking bill will get vote in spring | Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers | US home construction slips in March | Uber gets B investment for self-driving cars Former Sears holding company sues ex-CEO, Mnuchin and others over 'asset stripping' MORE and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig over their refusal to release President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone 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 NealDems plot next move in Trump tax-return battle Dems digging into Trump finances post-Mueller On The Money: House Dem says marijuana banking bill will get vote in spring | Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers | US home construction slips in March | Uber gets B investment for self-driving cars 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 frustrated with aides who talked to Mueller The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? The Hill's Morning Report - Waiting on Mueller: Answers come on Thursday MORE said Democrats would “never” see Trump’s tax returns and said the issue had already been litigated in the 2016 presidential election.