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IRS defies Trump taxes subpoena


Added 05-17-19 06:22:02pm EST - “The IRS failed to comply with a subpoena demanding the tax agency turn over President Trump's tax returns, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee said Friday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “IRS defies Trump taxes subpoena”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The IRS failed to comply with a subpoena demanding the tax agency turn over President Trump’s tax returns, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee said Friday.

Rep. Richard Neal did not say what his next step would be, saying only that he’s “consulting with counsel.”

Mr. Neal had little hope of securing cooperation with his subpoena after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who oversees the IRS, said they considered the demand dangerous and illegitimate.

Mr. Mnuchin said he’d be happy to brief Congress about tax audits and what happens in the case of a president’s returns — the specific question Mr. Neal says he’s investigating — but the secretary said he won’t turn over the full returns.

The Justice Department agrees with Mr. Mnuchin and is working on a written opinion explaining the administration’s objections.

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