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Commentary: The law is clear on disclosing Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee

The battle for access to President Trump's tax returns has officially been joined. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has requested from the IRS commissioner six years of tax returns for Trump and eight of his companies. The deadline for responding is Wednesday.

Trump's advisers have made it clear that the request will be denied. Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that the tax returns will "never" be turned over. The ensuing struggle could lead to a novel and dangerous

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