Mnuchin says he cannot meet deadline to turn over Trump tax returns to House panel

Mnuchin says he cannot meet deadline to turn over Trump tax returns to House panel

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday he cannot comply with a demand by a House of Representatives committee to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns "until it is determined to be consistent with law."

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin leaves the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting at the IMF and World Bank's 2019 Annual Spring Meetings, in Washington, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

WASHINGTON: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday he cannot comply with a demand by a House of Representatives committee to turn over President Donald Trump's tax returns "until it is determined to be consistent with law."

In a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, Mnuchin said he expected to have an answer to the committee's demand by May 6 after consulting with the Justice Department. The committee had set a 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) Tuesday deadline for the Internal Revenue Service to turn over Trump's returns.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander)

Source: Reuters

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