Mnuchin Raises "Serious Issues" on Request for Trump's Tax Returns

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Trump tweeted just days after aides insisted the plan had been shelved.

In a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin writes that he needs more time to consult with the Department of Justice given the "unprecedented nature of this request".

According to the Post, the driving force behind the controversial policy that DHS officials felt compelled to report, was none other than Miller, who the newspaper said played a "key role" in the plan, which was reportedly first discussed past year.

Neal's written response indicates the House Ways and Means Committee isn't going away. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is already strapped for cash.

"We are looking at all options as long as Democrats continue to ignore the crisis at the border, as long as Democrats refuse to sit down with the president", said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. The Department of Homeland Security announced that more than 103,000 foreign nationals were either apprehended or turned back at the southern border in March, marking the highest month in 12 years.

"Trump told reporters Wednesday that he" would not be inclined" to provide his tax returns on the committee. The move is very likely to put off a massive legal battle involving Democrats controlling the House and the Trump administration.

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"Steve Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies", he said in a CNN interview.

But with Central American migrants flooding across the United States southern border, the ongoing border crisis is showing no signs of letting up, and there's been no progress on immigration reform from Congress. Pelosi's, D-Calif., district-San Francisco, specifically-was among the sanctuary cities to which the administration was considering sending detainees. It asks for them by May 3.

In a letter addressed to the White House chief of staff and acting homeland security secretary, the heads of the House Judiciary, Oversight and Homeland Security panels - Representatives Jerry Nadler, Elijah Cummings and Bennie Thompson - called the idea "a freakish and unlawful attempt to score political points".

"Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said in a Sunday series look that lawmakers will" not to" see Trump's returns.

President Trump walks toward the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, April 15, 2019.

"As you know, by law Americans have a basic right into the privacy of their personal information found in their own tax returns".