Trump argues that he can not release his tax returns because they are being audited, but the IRS has said this is no impediment to their release.
On Saturday, he said his administration has "the absolute legal right to have apprehended illegal immigrants transferred to Sanctuary Cities". If not, Sanctuary Cities must immediately ACT to take care of the Illegal Immigrants - and this includes Gang Members, Drug Dealers, Human Traffickers, and Criminals of all shapes, sizes and kinds.
Mnuchin, who has consulted with the White House and Department of Justice about Trump's tax returns, previously said that Neal's request raised concerns about the scope of the committee's authority, privacy protections for taxpayers, and the legislative goal of lawmakers in seeking the documents.
Prominent Democrats including Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris and Omar's fellow first-time Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have alos rushed to Ms Omar's defense, accusing the president and other Republicans of deliberately taking her remarks out of context and endangering her life.
A lawyer for President Trump likened the request to "harassment".
"In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place".
The White House appears to be anxious enough about Donald Trump's new baseline of erratic, lunacy-infused declarations this week to dispatch not one, but both of the administration's most practiced liars to blow smoke up the collective American behind.
And it could actually make it more hard for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to arrest people facing deportation, because so-called sanctuary cities do not work with ICE.
Trump on Friday tweeted a video that juxtaposed the snippet, to a backdrop of menacing music, with images of the destruction wrought by the hijacked planes slamming into the Twin Towers, which once dominated New York's skyline.
"The president heard the idea, he likes it", she told ABC's "This Week", adding that it is among several options being reviewed by the White House. "They do these watered down push backs that frankly they feel like give them enough cover, but aren't really getting the job done". "The president wants us to explore it again, so that's being done and they're doing a complete and thorough review".
"I don't think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump's taxes will be", she said.
"We have a massive number of people that are already here".
The popular west coast U.S. city boss also noted that Trump "is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures".
Schaaf appeared on CNN and NPR's "Weekend Edition" to condemn the president's proposal, saying she was "proud to be the mayor of a sanctuary city".