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DOJ Says House Democrat’s Request For Trump Taxes Raises ‘Serious Risk Of Abuse’

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The Justice Department on Friday backed Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin in a battle with Congress over the release of President Trump’s tax returns. In a 33-page opinion, the head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, Steven A. Engel, said that a request made by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal on April 3 for Trump’s tax ...

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Another Judge Denies Trump’s Bid To Block Congressional Subpoenas

A federal judge in Manhattan denied President Donald Trump’s request on Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas that are seeking to obtain decades of his financial documents. Judge Edgardo Ramos from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that both Deutsche Bank and Capitol One can provide Trump’s personal and business banking records to Democrats in ...

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New York Lawmakers Pass Bill That Would Allow Congress to Access Trump’s State Tax Returns

The New York state Assembly passed a bill Wednesday to allow Congress to obtain information on state tax returns for elected officials, which could include President Donald Trump’s documents. The bill passed 84-53 and would allow the New York Department of Taxation and Finance commissioner to release any state tax returns about those in federal, state and local elected or ...

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Federal Judge Backs Congressional Subpoena Of Trump’s Financial Records

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. rejected President Donald Trump’s bid to quash a congressional subpoena for his business empire’s accounting records Monday. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said the courts should assume Congress conducts investigations and issues subpoenas in good faith, despite Trump’s assertions that Democratic lawmakers subpoenaed his accounting records to embarrass him politically. “Courts have grappled for ...

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House Democrats Issue Subpoena For President Trump’s Tax Returns

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service on Friday in an attempt to obtain President Donald Trump’s last six tax returns. “After reviewing the options available to me, and upon the advice of counsel, I issued a subpoena today to the secretary of the Treasury and the ...

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Pelosi’s Response When Asked About Trump Tax Returns: ‘We Do Have A Little Jail Down In The Basement Of The Capitol’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got laughs Wednesday when she was asked about going after President Donald Trump’s tax returns and joked about arresting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for keeping the returns private. “Could you hold the Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in contempt? Some Democrats have even raised the prospect of arresting the Treasury Secretary if he does not comply ...

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Treasury Dept Refuses To Cough Up Trump’s Tax Returns, Setting Up A Possible SCOTUS Showdown

The Treasury Department refused to provide House Democrats access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, The New York Times reported Monday. “As you have recognized, the committee’s request is unprecedented, and it presents serious constitutional questions, the resolution of which may have lasting consequences for all taxpayers,” Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, wrote in a letter to Democratic Rep. Richard ...

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Democrats Want Trump’s Tax Returns, But Face Big Hurdle To Get Them

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House Democrats going after President Donald Trump’s tax returns will have to provide a legitimate legislative reason to answer why they want them should the Democrats take their quest to the courts. Democrats say it is their responsibility to oversee the IRS and how it is auditing Trump’s tax returns. Republicans say the request is politically motivated. But even though ...

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NY Lawmakers To Introduce Bill That Would Force Trump To Release State Tax Returns

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Democratic New York lawmakers are set on obtaining President Donald Trump’s tax returns and will propose this week yet another bill aimed at doing so despite a number of failed previous efforts at the federal level. New York lawmakers are seeking the president’s state tax returns rather than federal tax returns in an effort to access information that they believe ...

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Grassley Explains Why He Doesn’t Want To See Trump’s Tax Returns

Sen. Chuck Grassley explained why he wasn’t interested in seeing President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “Listen, you’re asking me as chairman of the Finance Committee, we would have an opportunity to see [Trump’s tax returns] too. I don’t want to see them,” he said. “I am not going to request them. And you’re asking ...

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Mick Mulvaney Says Democrats Will ‘Never’ See Trump’s Tax Returns

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney says Democrats will never get to see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, as they continue to push for Trump to release them. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Mulvaney said Democrats in Congress will “never” succeed in obtaining Trump’s tax returns, saying “no, never. Nor should they.” Mulvaney mentioned how House ...

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Trump Hires Lawyers To Fight Democrat’s Request For Tax Returns

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President Donald Trump has hired attorneys to fight a congressional request for his tax returns, according to a letter made public on Friday. In a letter to the IRS’s general counsel, William S. Consovoy, of the firm Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC., argued that Congress “cannot legally request — and the IRS cannot legally divulge” Trump’s tax returns without what he ...

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Justice Department Warns Taxpayers to Avoid Unscrupulous Tax Return Preparers

As tax filing season begins, the Department of Justice warns taxpayers to beware of unscrupulous tax return preparers. The Department of Justice applies both civil and criminal tools at its disposal to shut down illegal tax return preparation activity. Taxpayers should always remain wary of tax return preparers who claim they can obtain larger refunds than others or engage in ...

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Service Members Reap Benefits of Tax Law Changes

Recent changes in tax law mean that many in uniform could see big returns when they file their 2018 taxes. “This last tax year has been quite exciting with all of the changes that occurred to it,” said Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, executive director of the Armed Forces Tax Council. “The good news is that most of our service ...

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Mitt Romney: It’s Disqualifying for a candidate not to release tax returns…

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Former Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney believes he has found the way to knock Trump out of contention for the nomination – disqualification based on a rule no one can find … anywhere. Romney posted this magically-appearing rule on Facebook Wednesday afternoon along with a rant about why Trump should fall in-line with his rule. “It is disqualifying for a modern-day ...

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