DOJ Releases Legal Opinion Backing Mnuchin’s Refusal to Release Trump’s Tax Returns

Written by Cristina Laila | Source: The Gateway Pundit | June 14, 2019 06:25 PM

The Justice Department on Friday released a 33-page legal opinion backing Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s refusal to release the last six years of Trump’s tax returns.

“While the Executive Branch should accord due deference and respect to congressional requests, Treasury was not obliged to accept the Committee’s stated purpose without question, and based on all the facts and circumstances, we agreed that the Committee lacked a legitimate legislative purpose for its request,” Steven Engel, an assistant attorney general in DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, said in the 33-page opinion, reported The Hill.

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