Democrats set deadline for IRS to turn over Trump's tax return

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin dismissed the request, telling reporters that the deadline is arbitrary.
3:00 | 04/14/19

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Democrats set deadline for IRS to turn over Trump's tax return
Now to the white house where the battle lines are being drawn on two major issues -- immigration and the president's tax returns. ABC's white house correspondent Tara Palmeri is on the north lawn with how president trump and Democrats are digging in. Tara, good morning. Reporter: Good morning. This idea of busing migrants to cities led by Democrats was considered wild within the white house. Now the president is embracing it, seeming to taunt Democrats by doing so, and his team is trying to figure out if they can execute this plan. The white house facing backlash in reviving a twice-abandoned proposal to bus migrants from detention centers along the southern border to so-called sanctuary cities. They want more people in their sanctuary cities. We can give them a lot, an unlimited supply. We'll do everything we can, to make sure that people who come to the city, whatever their immigration status is, will be treated fairly and with respect. Reporter: An idea the white house dismissed on Friday, saying, quoted, it was floated and rejection. But hours later, the president contradicting his team and embracing the plan. Now, white house launching a review on how it will work. We're going through the process. We're reviewing everything we do lawfully. The fact is, we released them already in certain communities. What's the difference in releasing them a little further? Reporter: As the president tackles with Democrats over his immigration policy, the battle over his tax returns escalates. House ways and means committee Richard Neal sending a second later to the irs commissioner demanding that president's tax returns from the past six years. The committee setting a new April 23rd deadline. Giving the administration ten days to hand over the returns after they missed the April 10th deadline. Treasury secretary Steve mnuchin dismissed the request. Telling the reporters, the deadline is arbitrary. I'm not aware if there's ever been a request for an elected official's tax return. But we'll follow the law and we'll protect the president as we would protect any individual taxpayer under their right. Reporter: According to tax code, the ways and means chairman can request any taxpayer's return. And they shall furnish them. I'm under audit. From what I understand, the law is 100% on my side. Reporter: Mick Mulvaney signaling the administration will guard the returns. -- Never see the president's tax returns? Never, nor should they. Reporter: Secretary mnuchin says that the Democrats are trying to politicize the irs to get the president's financial information and the Democrats say they have no right to question their motivation because it's within their constitutionalight. But both sides have made it clear they're ready to fight this all the way to the supreme court. Both sides digging in. Tara, thank you. Also in politics this morning, the 2020 race is

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"3:00","description":"Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin dismissed the request, telling reporters that the deadline is arbitrary.","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"62389296","title":"Democrats set deadline for IRS to turn over Trump's tax return","url":"/GMA/News/video/democrats-set-deadline-irs-turn-trumps-tax-return-62389296"}