FILE PHOTO – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies earlier than a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. Might 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mentioned on Friday that he wouldn’t meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, all however guaranteeing a federal courtroom battle with Congress over the data.
“We’re unable to supply the requested data,” Mnuchin mentioned in a letter to Home Methods and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, who subpoenaed Trump’s particular person and enterprise returns per week in the past and set a 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) Friday deadline for his or her supply.
Mnuchin reiterated his rivalry that Neal’s panel lacks a respectable legislative objective for acquiring the tax returns, a declare Democrats reject.
Reporting by David Morgan; Enhancing by Richard Chang