As Top Texans Fight Over Trump's Tax Returns, Here's What You Need to Know About House Dems' Request

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have taken the long-anticipated step of requesting President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting the stage for a brutal battle that could result in a peek at the vast financial information behind the billionaire's business empire.Two key Texans wasted little time in jockeying over the move.Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin late on Wednesday that Democrats were "weaponizing our nation's tax code by targeting political foes.""When Congress violates the rights of one taxpayer for political purposes, it begins the process of eroding and threatening the privacy rights of all taxpayers," wrote Brady, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee.  Continue reading...

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