GOP Rep. Reed: Release of Trump’s Tax Returns Will Have to Be Litigated

Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) said that if President Donald Trump’s tax returns are going to be released it will have to be done through litigation.

Reed accused Democrats of wanting to “weaponize” the tax code for “political purposes.”

“The Democratic chairman of the Ways and Means Committee is going down this political path of weaponizing the tax code for political purposes,” Reed told host Alisyn Camerota.

Camerota pointed out the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee can see any American’s tax returns, but Reed said it cannot be for political purposes.

Reed explained, “For the purposes of tax administration, not for political purposes. That is very clear under the law. And that’s why this is a question that’s going to have to be litigated. There’s a lot of people who disagree with the assessment. But if you’re using this 6103 provisional law for political purposes, it’s clear to me that’s not what the intent of Congress was.”

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