Confidential draft memo argues IRS must deliver tax returns to Congress
A draft of a confidential memo from the Internal Revenue Service says that the tax agency must abide by requests for records from the House Ways and Means Committee. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before Congress on Wednesday and downplayed the memo, saying it doesn’t determine the department’s policy.
Jeff Stein, who reports on policy for The Post and first uncovered the draft memo, discusses the escalating fight over President Trump’s tax returns.
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- Confidential IRS memo on release of tax returns to Congress
- New York legislature approves bill giving Congress access to Trump’s state tax records
Trump officials struggle to fight the fentanyl crisis
The Trump administration said fighting the opioid epidemic was a priority, but tens of thousands of Americans are still dying of fentanyl overdoses every year. Investigative reporters Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham found that federal resources have failed to keep pace with the worsening crisis.
- Fighting fentanyl: Trump called the opioid epidemic a priority, but fentanyl deaths soar as resources fail to keep pace
- Have you lost a family member or loved one to a fentanyl-related overdose? Tell us about them.
- What is fentanyl?
The meticulous notetaker being subpoenaed by Congress
Annie Donaldson, the former White House counsel’s chief of staff, has been described by friends and colleagues as loyal, hard-working and low-profile.
But now she’s center stage. Her notes figured heavily in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report, and Tuesday she was subpoenaed by Congress.
Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig says Donaldson’s notes may be the closest thing the Mueller report has to the Nixon tapes.
Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg discuss the man reshaping the federal judiciary. Laura Meckler examines the power of a high school’s controversial mock funeral. And Jennifer Hassan dissects a new form of British protest.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Caroline Kitchener visits a Georgia abortion clinic. Damian Paletta explains the next front in the U.S.-China trade war. And DeNeen Brown discusses why Harriet Tubman won’t be on the $20 bill anytime soon.
Thursday, May 23, 2019