The Latest: Treasury to miss deadline

7:10 p.m.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) claims his division is not able to supply President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress from Wednesday’s deadline.

Mnuchin advised House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, who made the request that a week ago, which Treasury respects legal supervision but needs additional time to assess the”unprecedented” petition.

Mnuchin stated Neal’s request raised significant concerns of”constitutional scope of forensic investigative authority, the legitimacy of the asserted legislative purpose, as well as the constitutional rights of citizens.”

He quoted Capitol Hill Republicans who called the request”Nixonian” and who warned that it might set a precedent for disclosing personal tax advice for political purposes.


10:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump is facing an imminent congressional deadline because of his administration to supply his tax returns, but he says he”won’t do it” while he is under audit by the IRS.

Trump told reporters about the White House yard Wednesday that”I’d love to donate thembut I’m not likely to do it while I’m under audit.”

Democratic Rep. Richard Neal, a powerful House chairman, has requested the IRS to turn over six years of their president’s tax returns from the end of the day.

He stated the section would respond by the deadline of Neal but did not say demanded whether the returns would be provided by him.