House Democrats ask the IRS for Trump's tax returns

The Democratic Party sent a letter the Internal Revenue Service, requesting six years' worth of the U.S. president's tax returns.
0:56 | 04/06/19

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Terry, thanks. The battle over president trump's taxes heating up tonight after house Democrats hand-delivered a letter to the irs asking for six years of his returns. ABC's chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl is here. And Jon, the president's lawyer a lawyer for the president sending a letter to the treasury department calling the Democrats move "A gross abuse of power"? Reporter: It's a three page letter, arguments from the legal department and the irs not to turn over the returns. And the laul says it's a transparent effort by one political party to harass the sfishl from the other party because they dislike his politics and speech. And they are digging for a fight on this. The lawyer also asks the treasury before, before doing anything, asked the justice department to offer a review on make no mistake, they digging in for a long, drawn out legal bat Thal will almost certainly go to the supreme court. David? Thank you. President trump with a new message for would-be migrants

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