House Intel chief on Trump tax returns subpoena: 'No, we're not going to do that'

House Intel chief on Trump tax returns subpoena: 'No, we're not going to do that'
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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says Congress will not subpoena President Trump’s tax returns.

“No, we’re not going to do that,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday when asked if he planned to subpoena the documents.

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Last month, the House Ways and Means Committee voted against a Democratic effort to request Trump’s tax returns.

Democrats argued the tax returns could shed light on possible conflicts of interest and show how tax reform legislation may affect Trump.

"The president and the congressional Republicans have been very vocal regarding their desire to enact comprehensive tax reform for this Congress," Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) said at the time. "We believe that it is imperative to know and understand how such tax reform will benefit the president."

Rep. Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyConservative groups aim to sink bipartisan fix to 'surprise' medical bills Trump economic aide says new tax proposal could be unveiled this summer Hoyer: Democratic chairmen trying to bridge divide on surprise medical bills MORE (R-Texas), the committee chairman, said he opposed the amendment because it was "an abuse to the authority given" to the committee.

Trump during the presidential campaign refused to release his tax returns, breaking with years of practice that major presidential candidates release the documents while running for office.