Trump Attorney Demands That Treasury Withhold Tax Returns (1)

April 5, 2019, 9:05 PMUpdated: April 5, 2019, 9:32 PM

One of Donald Trump’s attorneys recommended to the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS that they not turn over to Congress the president’s tax returns until the Justice Department can issue a formal opinion on whether House Democrats’ request is legal.

The letter, written by Washington lawyer William Consovoy and sent April 5, argued that the demand by House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal for six years’ worth of Trump’s personal and business returns does not have a “legitimate committee purpose,” flouts “fundamental constitutional constraints,” and undermines “IRS’s ability to do its job fairly.”

Neal (D-Mass.) asked Internal Revenue ...

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