Sunday, Sep 19th

Last update05:52:20 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Congress Can Get Donald Trump’s Tax Returns, Justice Department Rules

Congress Can Get Donald Trump’s Tax Returns, Justice Department Rules

E-mail Print PDF
Asst. Att. Geneerald Dawson

The Treasury Department must turn over copies of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel ruled on Friday.

The opinion reverses the Justice Department’s previous position that releasing the president’s tax returns to Congress had no “legitimate legislative purpose” and that Democrats merely wanted to embarrass the president by publicizing his private tax information.

The 39-page opinion, signed by OLC acting Assistant Attorney General Dawn Johnsen, finds that the executive branch “must give due weight to Congress’s status as a co-equal branch of government” and must “apply a presumption that Legislative Branch officials act in good faith and in furtherance of legitimate objectives.”

Most Recent Related Stories...

Nine big cats in the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo test positive for COVID

Big ats at Smithsonian test positive for Covid-29 After showing signs of coughing, sneezing and a lack of appetite, nine big cats at the Smithsonian Institution's...

Virginia to take down Robert E. Lee statue on Wednesday

Robert E. Lee statue to come down in VirginiaA statue of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee that towers six stories over Richmond,...

U.S. judge blocks expulsions of migrant families under Trump-era order

US judge blocks expultsion of migrantsA U.S. district judge on Thursday blocked the expulsion of migrant families caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico...

Federal Health Officials Want The White House To Slow Its COVID Booster Shot Rollout

CDC and FDA want WH to slow down on booster The leaders of two federal health agencies are urging the White House to rethink its plan...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!