Trump on House getting his tax returns: ‘They’ll speak to my lawyers’

President Donald Trump dodged questions Thursday on whether he will release his tax returns, saying lawmakers need to talk to his lawyers.

“They’ll speak to my lawyers. They’ll speak to the attorney general,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. When pressed on whether he would direct the IRS to release them, he again said that “they’ll speak to my lawyers and speak to the attorney general.”

Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, demanded in a letter to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig on Wednesday that six years’ worth of Trump’s personal tax returns, as well as some from his businesses, be handed over by April 10.

Neal is also preparing to issue a subpoena if the documents aren’t turned over.

The president has previously said he will not release his tax returns because he is being audited, though he could still release them even if under such review.

“Until such time as I am not under audit, I will not be doing that, thank you,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday.

Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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