On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” House Majority Chief Deputy Whip Dan Kildee (D-MI), who is also on the House Ways and Means Committee, said there is “no question that the committee has the authority” to get President Trump’s tax returns.
Kildee said, “There’s no question that the committee has the authority. It’s been exercised by the committee for many, many years in different circumstances. Obviously, in this case, since the president has broken from this near 50-year tradition, it’s being exercised in the context of the president’s returns, but there’s no question, it is clear in the law, that the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee has the authority to seek these from the IRS commissioner, and that the IRS commissioner is bound by law to provide them. So, we expect the IRS to comply.”
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