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Brady Statement on Treasury Response to House Dems’ ‘Illegitimate’ Request for Trump’s Tax Returns

May 06, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent a letter to Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) regarding House Democrat’s request for six years of President Trump’s tax returns:

“After consulting with the Justice Department the Treasury Department has come to the firm conclusion that we have known since day one: this request from House Democrats to weaponize the tax code for purely political reasons is illegitimate and should be treated as such.  This politically motivated abuse of the law violates our Constitution – and serves no legislative purpose.  Abusing the tax writing Committee’s authority to go after a political enemy sets a dangerous precedent, and the Administration is right not to go along with it.”