Mnuchin told the democratic Chairman of the Finance and tax Committee in the chamber, Richard Neal, on Friday in a Letter that he could not comply with the request for legal reasons.
Neal made in the transmitter CNN it clear that he intended to go to court to force the surrender. Neal had asked Mnuchin, to give the tax declarations of Trumps and several of his companies in the past six years, to Friday, personally.
The deadline was already the third, which had been set by Neal Minister of Finance Mnuchin. On Friday of last week the Committee, called the Subpoenas had issued, which Mnuchin and the head of the tax authority, the IRS, Charles should Rettig will be forced to co-operate. With Subpoenas of Congress, can load under threat of prosecution witnesses or documents to request. Trump has announced plans to combat all of the Subpoenas, the Democrats in the house of representatives. Neal said that he expected a lengthy court procedure.
white house sees no legitimacy
Mnuchin wrote again on Friday, Neal's request, there was a lack of "legitimate legislative purposes." After consultations with the Ministry of justice, he is not competent, therefore, the tax declarations. Neal argued, citing a law, the Ministry of Finance is obliged, at the request of the Committee Chairman to release tax returns.
Trump has released his tax returns yet never, what fueled his critics suspect that he has something to hide. Usually publish US presidential candidates tax returns during the election campaign. The Democrats have, since January, a majority in the house of representatives. Plate Trumps government team ever since, with requests for documents or hearings. The Senate - the other chamber in Congress continues to be dominated by Trumps Republicans. (sda)
Created: 18.05.2019, 03:55 PM