Team Trump Has A Strategy To Keep His Tax Returns Under Wraps

on July 25, 2018 in Chincoteague, Virginia.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 26: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to the media on the White House driveway in front of the West Wing, on July 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
February 5, 2019 9:12 a.m.

President Donald Trump’s Treasury Department has developed a two-pronged approach to keep his tax returns hidden, despite the best efforts of House Democrats.

According to a Tuesday Politico report, the plan is one part legal, one part political. Trump’s people intend to argue that Democrats would certainly leak Trump’s tax returns — a felony — and thus cannot be trusted with the information.

Their attempts may be aided somewhat by the House Ways and Means Committee chairman’s lack of bloodlust. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) is reportedly more enthusiastic about the ins and outs of tax policy than he is about taking on the dual role of Trump adversary and prosecutor. He has not yet requested the returns.

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