How to Get Trump’s Tax Returns – Without a Subpoena
Congress’ pursuit of President Donald Trump’s tax returns is hardening into a stalemate between the Democratic House and Trump’s Treasury Department. In his April 23 letter to Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin again refused Neal’s request that the IRS turn over several years of Trump’s personal and business tax returns. Neal, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has said the purpose of his request is congressional oversight. Mnuchin dismisses this explanation as contrived and contends that Neal’s real purpose is “to expose the president’s tax returns for the sake of exposure,” which Mnuchin claims is illegitimate.
George K. Yin, How to Get Trump’s Tax Returns – Without a Subpoena, Politico (May 4, 2019).