Democrats request Trump's tax returns

The House Ways and Means Committee officially asked the IRS to turn over six years of the president's taxes.
1:16 | 04/04/19

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So now we move on to Washington and house Democrats are demanding sixty years of president Trump's tax returns. I want to bring in Karen Travers at the White House care and the president says he may not cooperate but. Does the have a choice I mean he asked you right. Now he does and this can go to court he doesn't he's not required under law to release these tax returns he didn't have to as a candidate and he doesn't have to as president. And the president certainly last night it was signaling he's not going to comply and he cited again that he is undergoing an audit which he has been for the last couple of years. The IRS Kimberly hasn't confirmed or denied that audits it just the president saying but that's always been the reason why he said he could not. Put out these returns now we're gonna see a likely battle over this between the house Democrats the Ways and Means Committee that has requested. From the IRS these tax returns. And the president and his lawyers. They've had asked the IRS the Democrats have to eternal this over by April 10 that's just next week that is unlikely to happen so now the question will be when that deadline comes and goes what does the house committee do you have what does the White House and their lawyers doing responds this can be something that plays out for awhile. All right Karen thank you so much we appreciate those updates.

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