US Treasury defies Congress subpoena for Trump tax records

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US Treasury defies Congress subpoena for Trump tax recordsUS Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected Friday a congressional subpoena for President Donald Trump's tax records, setting up a new court battle between the two sides of government. Mnuchin told Democratic Representative Richard Neal, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, that the committee 'lacks a legitimate legislative purpose' to demand Trump's tax returns. Neal issued the subpoena on May 10, saying the confidential documents were necessary in carrying out oversight of taxation, including understanding how a sitting president with extensive business interests is treated by the Internal Revenue Service.

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