The US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would not provide Democrats in the House of Representatives the tax return of President Donald Trump.
According to The Washington Post, Mnuchin rejected a request from The House Committee on taxes and fees, which asked to provide a Declaration of Trump for six years. The Minister stated in a letter to the head of the Committee, Democrat Richard Neal, that he could not meet this requirement because it did not contain a “legitimate legislative purpose.”
Richard Neal said he would consult with a lawyer on the matter. Some Democrats said they would seek a Declaration through the courts. According to The Washington Post, the lawsuit may drag on for several months.
Donald Trump became the first US President since the administration of Richard Nixon, who refused to disclose his tax return.
According to the 1924 law, the head of the Committee for taxes and levies of the house of representatives has the right to request the Declaration of every American, and the Secretary of the Treasury should it be provided immediately after receipt of the request.