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    Legal Battle Looms Over Trump’s Taxes

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has rejected a request by congressional Democrats to release President Trump’s tax returns, saying in a one-page letter to the House Ways and Means Committee that it “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.” The move will probably lead to a drawn-out legal battle that could take months or even years to resolve in federal court.

    What’s next? Committee Chair Richard Neal said he’d “consult with counsel” about what to do, while the House Judiciary Committee could vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt tomorrow for failing to provide the unredacted Mueller report.

    OZY asks: Should rich people’s tax returns be made public?

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