Mnuchin To Congress: I’ll Obey The Law, But That Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Trump’s Returns

United States President Donald Trump speaks alongside Steven Munchin and his fiancee Louise Linton, before Munchin was sworn-in as Treasury Secretary, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C.. Mnuchin... United States President Donald Trump speaks alongside Steven Munchin and his fiancee Louise Linton, before Munchin was sworn-in as Treasury Secretary, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C.. Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate 54-47 earlier today. Treasury Secretary Seven Mnuchin swearing-in ceremony, White House, Washington, DC, USA - 13 Feb 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images) MORE LESS
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April 9, 2019 3:42 p.m.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he’d try his best to obey the law, but told lawmakers today that they shouldn’t read that to mean he’ll supply Trump’s tax returns, as requested.

Mnuchin’s statement came as he was under questioning from House Financial Services committee member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY). Rep. Velazquez asked Mnuchin if he would meet an April 10 deadline for the request, filed last week by Ways and Means chair Rep. Richie Neal (D-NY).

“I want to clarify my previous comments so there’s no misunderstanding,” Mnuchin said.

“I have said that I will comply with the law, I have not made a comment one way or another whether we will supply the tax returns,” Mnuchin said.

Earlier in the hearing, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) asked Mnuchin if he thought he would be fired if he supplied Congress with Trump’s returns and IRS work papers related to them, as requested.

“I’m not afraid of being fired at all,” Mnuchin, who is worth roughly $300 million, replied.

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