The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives took two swipes at President Donald Trump Wednesday, threatening to issue subpoenas for the complete text of the Robert Mueller report on Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election as well as a demand for disclosure of the president’s income tax documents over a six-year period.
It’s the first such request for a president’s tax information in nearly half a century. Trump is the first major presidential candidate to not make public his tax returns in several decades.
Also on Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved the issuance of subpoenas for the full Mueller report on a 24-17 vote. The subpoenas will not be sent immediately, pending an effort to persuade Attorney General William Barr to voluntarily release the report.
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