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Following Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s refusal to turn President Trump’s tax returns over to the House Ways and Means Committee, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“The law is clear that the IRS must turn over tax returns requested by the House Ways and Means Committee, which has many legitimate and important reasons to request the president’s returns. The returns are crucial for evaluating potential conflicts of interest, among many other appropriate legislative purposes. There is no wiggle room in this, it is the law. Secretary Mnuchin says he has decided not to turn them over, but that is not a decision that is his to make. Congress cannot accept this.”