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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney On Fox: Americans Will ‘Never’ See Trump Tax Returns

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney On Fox: Americans Will ‘Never’ See Trump Tax ReturnsFox NewsActing White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday morning that the House Democrats will “never” see President Trump’s tax returns, setting the White House stance on an issue that has roiled Washington over the past week. Pushing back in what could be a losing battle, Mulvaney added, “Nor should they. That’s an issue that was already litigated during the election. Voters knew the president could have given his tax returns. They knew that he didn’t and they elected him anyway.”Last week, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, a Democrat, wrote a letter to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig and demanded the agency deliver six years wroth of the president’s personal and business returns. Neal gave the IRS a deadline of April 10, citing a federal tax quote that states the Treasury has an obligation to turn over the records upon such a request.The president maintains that he cannot deliver the tax returns because of an ongoing audit. “We’re under audit, despite what people said, and we’re working that out,” Trump told reporters last week. “I’m always under audit, it seems. But I’ve been under audit for many years because the numbers are big, and I guess when you have a name, you’re audited.” Mulvaney said that Democrats “know they're not going to get the tax returns.”“They just want attention on the issue because they don’t want to talk to us about policy,” he said. “They know one of the fundamental principles of the IRS is to protect the confidentiality of you and me and everybody else who files taxes,” Mulvaney added. “They know that. They know the terms under law by which the IRS can give them the documents, but ‘political hit job’ is not one of those reasons.”Democratic Representative Dan Kildee, who is on the committee seeking Trump’s returns, told ABC News that the president and his lawyers are wrong about the law.“This is a legitimate authority that the Congress has,” Kildee said. “This president, by the way, is the least transparent president that we’ve had in half a century.”Kildee said that the president would not have the final word on whether his tax returns are released. “It is not up to President Trump, it is not up to some lawyer that President Trump hires, to determine whether his tax returns can be sought,” Kildee said. “This is not an autocracy. The president does not get to decide for himself and for Congress what a legitimate subject of inquiry might be.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here



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Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key styleWASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn't on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls.



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Mick Mulvaney: The self-proclaimed ‘right-wing nutjob’ appointed as Trump’s new chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney: The self-proclaimed ‘right-wing nutjob’ appointed as Trump’s new chief of staffDonald Trump has appointed a new acting chief of staff after a protracted and chaotic search to replace John Kelly. The US president turned to his budget director, Mick Mulvaney, to temporarily fill a position once seen as one of the most sought-after in the White House. It will be Mr Mulvaney’s third job in Mr Trump’s government.



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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John Kelly

Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff after scrambling to find replacement for John KellyDonald Trump has named Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief of staff, after scrambling and struggling to find a replacement for the outgoing John Kelly. The president had believed that after he announced last week the former Marine Corps general would leave the White House by the end of the year – there had been speculation about the 68-year-old for months – the job would be filled by Nick Ayers. Reports suggested former New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who was once close to Mr Trump but later sidelined after the 2016 election, was also being considered.



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Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides Money

Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides MoneyWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that cost wasn't the



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Mick Mulvaney Admits He Spoke Only To Lobbyists Who Paid Him

Mick Mulvaney Admits He Spoke Only To Lobbyists Who Paid HimMick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's budget director and the acting head of



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Mick Mulvaney Doles Out Fat Raises To New CFPB Staffers Amid Push To Cut Costs

Mick Mulvaney Doles Out Fat Raises To New CFPB Staffers Amid Push To Cut CostsMick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,



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Mick Mulvaney, Supporter Of 2013 Government Shutdown, Blames Obama For That One

Mick Mulvaney, Supporter Of 2013 Government Shutdown, Blames Obama For That OneWhite House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday the current government shutdown was different than the one that occurred in 2013 because then-President Barack Obama wanted a closure to hurt Republicans. “I will look you in the eye and tell you President Obama wanted that shutdown.



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Bernie Sanders and MIck Mulvaney battle over estate tax

Bernie Sanders and MIck Mulvaney battle over estate taxAt a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney took part in a spirited exchange with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over details of President Trump's proposed budget.



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