Trump chief of staff vows tax returns will 'never' be released
April 8, 2019 5:17 am
One of US President Donald Trump’s top aides has said that opposition Democrats will “never” see his tax returns.
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said the call for the records to be released was a “political stunt”.
On Wednesday a Congressional tax committee submitted a request for six years of the president’s returns from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Unlike previous presidents, Mr Trump has refused to publish his tax details.
During an interview on Fox News, Mr Mulvaney was asked if Congress would ever see the president’s tax returns.
“No, never,” he replied. “Nor should they.”
He added: “Democrats are demanding that the IRS turn over the documents. That is not going to happen, and they know it. This is a political stunt.”