UPDATED 3:25 PM PT – Sat. April 13, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin calls House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal’s new deadline to provide the president’s tax returns “arbitrary.”
Mncuhin made the comment earlier Saturday, and also said the “implications of this” go way beyond a congressional oversight issue.
He also said he wants to keep the IRS from becoming “weaponized” for political gain.
Additionally, Mnuchin did not say whether the Treasury Department would complete it’s legal review of the request by the April 23rd deadline.
In his letter setting the new deadline, Neil warned that failure to comply would be interpreted as a “denial.”