Attorney for Pres. Trump: IRS cannot release president’s tax returns

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UPDATED 9:55 AM PT – Sat. April 6, 2019

A lawyer for President Trump has bad news for congressional Democrats crusading to release the president’s tax returns.

In this April 2, 2019, photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington. Neal, whose committee has jurisdiction over all tax issues, has formally requested President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In a letter Friday, William Consovoy said the IRS is forbidden from divulging tax information without a “legitimate legislative purpose.”He also maintained that doing so would set a “dangerous legal precedent”

This, after House Ways and Means chair Richard Neal petitioned the IRS for six years worth of the president’s tax returns. Consovoy called the move a “transparent effort” to harass a sitting president, simply out of dislike for his politics.

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