Trump’s Lawyer Urges IRS to Reject Democrats’ Demand for President’s Tax Returns

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Washington, April 5, 2019 | comments
Wall Street Journal

A lawyer for President Trump said that House Democrats’ request for the president’s tax returns flouts constitutional constraints and should be rejected by the Internal Revenue Service.

In a letter to the Treasury Department’s top lawyer, attorney William Consovoy began laying out a legal case that the Trump administration could use to refuse the congressional request. Mr. Consovoy argued there are limits to a 1924 law that requires the IRS to turn over any tax returns sought by Rep. Richard Neal (D., Mass.), chairman...

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