July 30,2021

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Wyden Statement on DOJ Opinion on Ways and Means’ Trump Taxes Request

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement on the Justice Department’s opinion on the Ways and Means Committee’s request for President Trump’s tax returns:

“Today is a good day for the rule of law and congressional oversight. This action by the Justice Department confirms that Secretary Mnuchin acted outside the law in refusing to respond to a congressional request for Donald Trump’s tax returns. The department rightly acknowledges that Congress has clear legal authority to request tax return information. Further, the department also confirms the House Ways and Means Committee’s request was based on furthering legitimate congressional oversight. In light of this decision, I will consult with the Ways and Means Committee and consider the Finance Committee’s next steps. I also renew my call for Congress to pass my legislation requiring presidential candidates to make their tax returns public.”