Mnuchin May Have Just Punched His Ticket To Prison As He Denies Congress Access To Trump’s Tax Returns
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin decided on Monday that he will not be turning over Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress and claimed that the request isn’t legitimate legislative oversight.”
A statement from the Department of the Treasury said that they are examining the tax returns of the president as with previous administrations.
“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,” the statement read.
Trump has been attempting to hide his tax returns since he was running for president. He first claimed that once he was sworn in that he would release his tax returns. Then, he said that he would release them once they were audited. Still, to this day Trump has failed to release his tax returns and his enablers in Washington are not helping the cause.
With Mnuchin running the Treasury Department while being under Trump’s wing, it’s hard to tell if Congress will ever get their hands on the president’s tax returns.
But Mnuchin is risking prison time by denying the request from Congress. In a recent interview with The Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston explained that Congress can obtain anyone’s tax return at any time under a 1924 anti-corruption law.
Johnston also revealed how Mnuchin can be thrown in prison if he continues to deny Congress access to Trump’s tax returns:
You can read Mnuchin’s letter to Congress HERE.