Show time: A congressional committee will get Trump’s taxes -- but the public won’t
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The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel really didn’t need a 39-page opinion on Friday to decide that, yes, Congress has the right to obtain from the Treasury Department and the IRS the personal income tax returns of a president (or a former president). We’ll do it in two sentences: No one is above the law. And that means everyone. The fight started with six years of Donald Trump’s returns, from 2013 to 2018, (assuming he filed them). House Ways and Means Chair Richie Neal wanted to see those papers, in accordance with a long-standing and crystal clear law giving that panel the rig...