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Christopher Rizek Talks to Bloomberg Law on Trump's Tax Returns

April 17, 2019, Bloomberg Law

If Democrats now in charge of the House Ways and Means Committee ever get their hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns, they could thank their Republican predecessors for providing cover to make the documents public.

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The episode, though under different circumstances, could be used by Democrats as a precedent to make some of Trump’s tax information public, if Democratic Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal ever succeeds in obtaining the returns, said Christopher Rizek, an attorney with Caplin & Drysdale in Washington.

The Lerner episode should be a concern to Republicans “if they don’t want the returns to be made public,” Rizek said. He said that if Trump tries to fight a release of his tax returns, his attorneys will likely argue that Camp’s release of the information in 2014 was itself illegal.

For the full article, please visit Bloomberg Law’s website (subscription required).

Excerpt taken from the article “GOP’s IRS Probe May Provide Cover to Release Trump’s Tax Returns” by Joe Light for Bloomberg Law.

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