Treasury denies 'unprecedented' request for Trump's tax returns

Analysts viewed the flat denial as a direct challenge to Congress’ power to oversee the other two branches of government

The Treasury department has denied a request by Congress for copies of Donald Trump’s tax returns, saying that Congress had overstepped its bounds in requesting them.

The flat denial, which analysts viewed as a direct challenge to the supposed power of Congress to oversee the other two branches of government, was the latest in an escalating series of confrontations between Trump and the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives.

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