Trump Lawyer: Tax Return Release Is ‘Harassment,’ Politically Motivated

A lawyer for former President Donald Trump said the Department of Justice’s recent statement that the former president must hand over his tax returns to Congress is tantamount to harassment. Last week, the Justice Department said the Department of Treasury must hand the documents over to the House Ways and Means Committee, which has long sought information about Trump’s finances. During the Trump administration, the Treasury Department blocked their release. But Ronald Fischetti, Trump’s personal attorney, said that in his “long career,” he’s “never seen anything like this.” “This politicization and harassment of Mr. Trump is uncalled for and outrageous,” the lawyer said in a statement to reporters. “There is no evidence of any wrongdoing here and I object to the release of the returns not only on behalf of my client but on behalf of all future holders of the Office of the President of the United States. Is …Read More

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