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Mnuchin Snubs Democrats’ Subpoena For Trump’s Tax Info

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will not comply with a subpoena from a U.S. House of Representatives committee for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, he announced Friday, setting the stage for a likely court battle against Democrats.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies at a Financial Services and General Government subcommittee hearing on May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP) Mnuchin said he made his decision after consulting with the U.S. Department of Justice and concluding that the request, from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., for six years’ worth of Trump’s tax information lacked a legitimate legislative purpose.

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