Trump says voters don’t care about his personal tax returns for vanguard news

Trump says voters don’t care about his personal tax returns for vanguard news ,

President Donald Trump is scoffing at Democrats’ attempts to pry loose his tax returns, saying his refusal to release

the records as a candidate didn’t hurt him in 2016 and voters “didn’t care” about the issue.

A leading House Democrat has issued subpoenas for six years of Trump’s tax documents and given Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig a deadline of this coming Friday to deliver them.

The subpoenas came from Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, on Friday, days

after Mnuchin refused to comply with demands to turn over Trump’s returns.

Mnuchin said the committee’s request “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose,” as Supreme Court precedent requires.

Trump tweeted on Saturday that he won in 2016 “partially based on no Tax Returns while I am under audit (which I still am), and the voters didn’t care. Now the Radical Left Democrats want to again relitigate this matter. Make it a part of the 2020 Election!”

If Mnuchin and Rettig fail to heed the latest demand from Neal, he is likely to sue in federal court.

Neal, who first demanded access to Trump’s tax returns in early April, maintains that the committee is looking into the effectiveness of IRS mandatory audits of tax returns of all sitting presidents — a way to justify his claim that the committee has a potential legislative purpose.

Republicans say Neal is using the arcane 1924 law that empowers him to obtain any individual’s tax filing to play

politics with Trump. Democrats also want to probe into Trump’s business dealings, particularly his business relationships with foreigners and to see who he owes money to.

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