Dem Rep. Says Ways And Means May Even Hold Mnuchin In Contempt

May 13, 2019 10:12 a.m.

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) said Monday that the House Ways and Means committee would do everything in its power to enforce its subpoena of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin — even potentially holding him in contempt.

“The court has to decide whether to enforce the subpoena,” Kildee said on CNN’s “New Day.” “If they continue to deny what is a clear authority under the statute and under the Constitution we have to take everything, every step possible to enforce this order,” he added in response to a question about if contempt is on the table.

The subpoena is part of Democrats’ attempt to get their hands on President Donald Trump’s elusive tax returns.

The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt last week for his refusal to turn over an unredacted version of the Mueller report to Congress.

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