Treasury Secy Mnuchin calls new deadline on IRS for Pres. Trump’s tax returns ‘arbitrary’

OAN Newsroom
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.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (left) and the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Richard Neal (right; both seen on Saturday before a Congress meeting about Trump’s 2020 budget proposal), are at loggerheads over whether Trump should release his tax returns.

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.”