‘Lock him up!’: Calls grow for Mnuchin to be jailed for interfering with the release of Trump’s taxes

‘Lock him up!’: Calls grow for Mnuchin to be jailed for interfering with the release of Trump’s taxes
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The laws are clear, according to legal experts who say the IRS "shall" hand over the tax returns of any person in the U.S. if requested by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The law also says any federal employee who does not properly execute tax laws can be jailed.


The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee gave the IRS a deadline of Wednesday to hand over six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns. The Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, intervened. His response: We're talking with the DOJ and we'll get back to you.

Americans, the vast majority of whom want to see Trump's tax returns, won't under this law, but clearly they want the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to see them.

And they're tired of this administration's stonewalling tactics on everything, from releasing Trump's tax returns to releasing the Mueller report.

Many on Friday took to social media to blast Mnuchin  issuing calls for him to be jailed, as the law apparently directs, for interfering with the IRS's legal requirement to fulfill the Ways and Means Chairman's request.

Borrowing and tweaking a Trump campaign rally popular call, many are also saying, "lock him up!"

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