Grassley to seek Trump's tax returns if House Democrats do

“If the House of Representatives are going to get them, then I want the Senate Finance Committee to have them,” said Grassley, who as the Finance chairman is the only lawmaker in the Senate authorized to request confidential tax records from U.S. Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

“I don’t want what … the House Democrats are using the IRS for – for political purposes,” he added. “If they get them, we’ll just ask for them.”

A Grassley spokesman said the Iowa Republican believes that both chambers should have access to Trump’s returns as a way of maintaining proper checks and balances.