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Draft IRS memo says Treasury must turn over Trump's taxes unless he invokes executive privilege

3 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

The confidential memo contradicts the Trump administration's rationale for refusing to provide Congress with the president's tax information.
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IRS Memo: Trump's Tax Returns Must Be Turned Over If Congress Asks

3 monthes ago   |   By Fortune

A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo written last fall says the agency must turn over the president's tax returns to Congress unless he asserts executive privilege. The 10-page memo was obtained and reviewed by The Washington Post .
President Trump has refused to hand over his tax returns to the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee , but the president has not invoked the doctrine of executive privilege.
Trump administration Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin argued that Democrats' request to obtain the documents “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.” For this...
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U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin: No discussion with White House on Trump's taxes

3 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday said he had not discussed releasing President Donald Trump's tax returns with the White House, and disagreed with an IRS memo that reportedly concluded he should release them to Congress.
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Mnuchin Says He Has 'Not Yet' Reviewed Memo Mandating IRS Turn Over Trump Tax Returns

Mnuchin Says He Has 'Not Yet' Reviewed Memo Mandating IRS Turn Over Trump Tax Returns

3 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The Treasury secretary has refused to comply with a House subpoena from a committee chairman requesting the agency turn over Trump's tax returns.
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I.R.S. Memo Undercuts Mnuchin on Withholding Trump's Tax Returns

3 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

A draft legal memo written by agency staff members said the president must use executive privilege to block congressional requests.
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Mnuchin Dismisses I.R.S. Memo Saying Treasury Must Release Trump Tax Returns

3 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

The Treasury secretary said it would be “unlawful” for him to release the president's tax returns to Congress.
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Mnuchin dismisses IRS memo saying Congress must be given Trump's tax returns

Mnuchin dismisses IRS memo saying Congress must be given Trump's tax returns

3 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday dismissed an internal IRS memo concluding it is "mandatory" for the IRS to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress unless the president invokes executive privilege. “I actually don't believe that's the case,” he told the House Financial Services Committee at an unrelated hearing. “That memo, I understand, is addressing a different issue, and is not addressing the issue that we and the Department of Justice looked at.” In rejecting House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal's request for six years' worth of Trump's...
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