The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed a company that provides tax information to the White House.
The Committee’s investigation, led by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), is looking into whether the Trump administration has been misleading the public on how much it owes taxpayers.
“The White House should immediately provide the Committee with the financial information it needs to complete its investigation and ensure that the public is not misled,” Cummings said in a statement.
Cummings’ committee has called the White on multiple occasions to provide information on Trump’s tax returns.
The White House has repeatedly declined to do so.
In a statement to The Hill, the White said the IRS is “currently investigating” the committee’s request and “will cooperate fully.”
The IRS says the Trump Organization is “not currently a subject of the Committee’s ongoing investigation.”
But Cummings and the committee said in their letter that “in addition to the IRS, the Committee also subpoenaed numerous other government entities and individuals.”
The committee has been investigating Trump’s finances since the summer, when it requested documents from Trump’s charity.
In the letter, Cummings said that it was “an extraordinary request” for documents “that are only currently available to a small number of IRS employees.”
He said that the IRS’ response to the committee was “inconsistent” and “unusual.”
He added that he wanted “to know why no White House official has provided the Committee, or any other congressional committee, with the information that has been requested.”
In a written response, a White House spokesperson said that “the White House and President Trump have provided hundreds of thousands of pages of tax returns to Congress.”
The spokesperson also said that there are “more than 1.3 million pages of public documents and documents of the White Houses own production” that the White has provided.
The spokesperson did not respond to requests for additional comment.
The committee, which has been trying to uncover Trump’s financial dealings, released a report on Thursday that found that Trump has not paid taxes since 2005.
Cummings has said that Trump’s foundation paid taxes for a period of time in 2013 and 2014, but that they were not fully withheld.
He said on Thursday night that the committee “wants to know why the White to the tune of $10 million from the foundation that was never paid, which is $1.6 million in 2017 alone, and the White did not provide any information about that money to the Committee.”
Cummings also said in the letter that he has “found no evidence that the Trump Foundation ever received a charitable contribution from a foreign government, and we know from our review of records that there is no evidence of a charitable donation by the Trump family in any year during President Trump’s presidency.”
Cummings said the committee would also look into the Trump’s charitable foundation’s use of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., which is owned by the family of Trump business magnate Jeffrey Epstein, who is now serving a 30-year prison sentence for soliciting sex from minors.