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U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin refuses to release Trump's tax returns to Congress

 U.S. Treasurys Mnuchin refuses to release Trumps tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday denied a leading House Democrat's request for President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting the stage for a lengthy court battle between lawmakers and the Trump administration.

In a May 6 letter, Mnuchin told House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal that he would not comply with the Democrat's April 3 request, saying it lacks "a legitimate legislative purpose."

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Tom Brown)

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Updated Date: May 07, 2019 06:05:32 IST