Trump Lawyers Say Democrats Seek ‘Retaliation’ With Tax Returns

Aug. 4, 2021, 1:37 PM

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are continuing to fight to keep his tax returns out of the hands of House Democrats, after the U.S. Justice Department directed the Treasury Department to give the information to Congress.

Last Friday, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a memo calling for the release of Trump’s tax information to the Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee. But House Democrats and lawyers for Trump agreed to delay the handover to allow the former president’s legal team to litigate the issue in court.

In a filing in Washington on Wednesday, Trump’s lawyers reiterated ...

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