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US Treasury will not hand over Trump tax returns to Congress: official

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The US Treasury will not hand President Donald Trump's tax returns over to Democratic lawmakers, defying a demand from Congress, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday.

[WASHINGTON] The US Treasury will not hand President Donald Trump's tax returns over to Democratic lawmakers, defying a demand from Congress, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday.

The request by the House Committee on Ways and Means "lacks a legitimate purpose," meaning the US Treasury is not authorised to release tax filings by Mr Trump and his businesses, Mr Mnuchin said in a letter the committee's chairman.

AFP

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