Mulvaney: Congress Will Never See Trump’s Tax Returns, They’re Not ‘Entitled’

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, attends U.S. President Donald Trump’s 'The Pledge To America's Workers' event in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 19, 2018  (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto)
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
May 10, 2019 10:46 a.m.

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that Congress will never see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, claiming they are not “entitled to see them by law.”

He told CBS’ Major Garrett that House Democrats’ attempts to get them is “a pure show pony-type of situation” meant to “embarrass” the President, though he would not expand on which parts of Trump’s returns would be embarrassing.

Another thing Congress is not entitled to see, per Mulvaney, is the unredacted Mueller report.

“I’m not sure how they find it insufficient. It’s everything that there is,” Mulvaney. “They are not the Department of Justice. They do have a — they do have a right — by the way, it’s not in the Constitution. It’s been implied in the Constitution by the Supreme Court to have some oversight.”

Listen to the full interview here.

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