IRS commissioner to face lawmakers on Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig is facing off with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the first time since House Democrats last week asked him for President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Rettig is sure to face questions from a House Appropriations Committee panel on the topic Tuesday afternoon. The White House has signaled it’ll fight the request.

Last week, the chairman of a different House panel asked for Trump’s personal and business returns by Wednesday in a letter to Rettig, relying on a 1924 statute that says the Treasury Department “shall furnish” them when requested. The IRS is part of Treasury.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday” that lawmakers will “never” see Trump’s returns.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin squares off with lawmakers in the morning.

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