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Trump lawyer urges Treasury against releasing president's tax returns until DOJ gives opinion

Trump lawyer urges Treasury against releasing president's tax returns until DOJ gives opinion | 05 April 2019 | An outside lawyer for President Trump argued Friday that Democrats can't legally request Trump's tax returns and said that the IRS shouldn't provide the information to Congress until it receives an opinion for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. "Caution and deliberation are essential to ensure that the Treasury Department does not erode the constitutional separation of powers or the Tax Code's 'core purpose of protecting taxpayer privacy,' ... -- protections that safeguard not just the President, but all Americans," William Consovoy, a lawyer at Consovoy McCarthy Park in Arlington, Va., said in a letter to the Treasury Department's general counsel.