The Internal Revenue Service must turn over Former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress, the Department of Justice said Friday.

In the written opinion, DOJ said that the House Ways and Means Committee has “invoked sufficient reasons” for the request, with legitimate legislative purpose to see Trump’s tax returns.

“The statute at issue here is unambiguous: ‘Upon written request’ of the chairman of one of the three congressional tax committees, the Secretary ‘shall furnish’ the requested tax information to the Committee,′ ” the opinion said.

Under federal law, the tax-related committees of Congress have the right to get individual taxpayer information from the Treasury Department.

However, House Democrats have been seeking for the release of Trump’s income tax return since 2019. They were unsuccessful until now as Trump was the first modern president to refuse to voluntarily release his income tax returns as a candidate or while in office.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., congratulated Chairman Richard Neal’s successful request for Trump’s tax returns, adding that the Biden administration “has delivered a victory for the rule of law.”

“Access to former President Trump’s tax returns is a matter of national security,” she said in a statement. “The American people deserve to know the facts of his troubling conflicts of interest and undermining of our security and democracy as president."


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