WASHINGTON – The Treasury Inspector General is investigating how the Treasury requested Congress to file President Trump's tax return, which Secretary of Finance Stephen Mnuchin declined to hand over.
The inquiry responds to a request from Representative Richard E. Neal of Massachusetts, chairman of the Democratic Committee on the Ways and Means Committee, which is leading Congress's efforts to access Mr. Trump's financial information. Mr Trump is locked in a legal battle with the Democratic parliaments for the sake of his tax returns, and Mr Mnuchin, one of his closest aides, said the Chamber's claim is not legal because it has no real legislative purpose.
The investigation comes amid new concerns about Mr Trump's political interference with Mr Trump's tax returns, as he is president. The Internal Revenue Officer filed a complaint with the police.
The content of the complaint remains unclear, but its existence may confirm the argument of the House Democrats that their interest in investigating the presidential audit process has merit.