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Mnuchin, who has consulted with the White House and Department of Justice about Trump's tax returns, said earlier this week that Neal's request raised concerns about the scope of the committee's authority, privacy protections for USA taxpayers and the legislative goal of lawmakers in seeking the documents.

The Democrat chairman warned that failure to comply, would be interpreted as a "denial" of the request. However, Treasury Steve Mnuchin did not meet that deadline and Neal has now revised his deadline to April 23.

According to a report from the Washington Post, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal (D-MA) on Saturday submitted a letter to the IRS demanding President Donald Trump's tax returns - with a firm deadline of April 23.

On Wednesday, Mnuchin said the Treasury was handling the request and that a deadline set for that date would be missed, citing possible constitutional issues raised by the Democratic request.

"It is not the proper function of the IRS, Treasury, or Justice to question or second guess the motivations of the committee", Neal writes in his letter.

The letter leans heavily into the committee's legal rational for the returns and Neal writes that, "I am aware that concerns have been raised regarding my request, and the authority of the committee". Trump has broken with decades of presidential precedent by not voluntarily releasing his returns to the public.

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Democrats have made clear that their best chance at defeating President Donald Trump in 2020 is by winning back three states Trump narrowly captured: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

A new letter by Rep. Richard Neal, the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, comes after the Trump administration asked for more time to consider his initial request last week. Antonio Muñoz, would require any candidate for president or vice president to release the most recent five years of their tax returns to have their name on the general election ballot.

Despite the law's clarity, Democrats have long acknowledged that the request, if denied, would mean a federal court battle that could ultimately be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Members of the Trump administration, including acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and their allies have called the request a political attack and a violation of Trump's privacy. Neal's request for the returns of a sitting president is unprecedented, and legal experts say its success or failure may depend on a court ruling about the committee's legislative goal for seeking the documents.

During the campaign, Trump said he wanted to release his returns but said because he was under a routine audit, "I can't".

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