Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested on Wednesday he will defy a congressional subpoena for President Trump's tax returns. Democrats last week issued a subpoena for six years of Trump's federal taxes after Mnuchin defied a previous request, and set a May 17 deadline. While Mnuchin said "we haven't made a decision" about how to respond, he added that "I think you can guess which way we're leaning." He also signaled that the fight would head to court, saying, "this is why there are three branches of government." Democrats have argued Mnuchin is violating a 1924 law requiring him to furnish tax returns when requested by a congressional committee, while Mnuchin contends Congress needs a "legitimate legislative purpose" that it does not have.
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