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I've been underwriting for many years the fight to get president Donald trump's tax returns hit another wall on Monday with treasury secretary Stephen minu chin failing to turn over the long sought financial records setting up another subpoena battle with congressional Democrats Monday's deadline had been set by Democrat Richard Neal chairman of the house ways and means committee it was his third failed attempt to obtain trump's personal returns Neil has cited a federal anti corruption law that says the treasury secretary shelf burnish such committee with any return specified the dispute is expected to wind up in a court battle over how much power Congress has to investigate the executive branch during the twenty sixteen race truck became the first major party nominee in forty years to break with the tradition of releasing their tax returns trump has repeatedly said he's under no obligation to do so but I had no problem with that but while I'm on the road I would not give my taxes %HESITATION there's no law whatsoever transformers lawyer Michael Cohen who reported to prison Monday for fraud and other crimes earlier this year told Congress he didn't believe the president was being audited and might have used the audit claim to avoid tax penalties house Democrats are seeking trump's tax returns amid a wave of investigations in the wake of special counsel Robert Muller is Russia probe which clear trump of conspiring with Russian the twenty sixteen election but identified ten episodes of trump attempting to impede molars probe I say it's enough