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https://thehill.com/policy/finance/448665-justice-releases-legal-opinion-backing-treasurys-refusal-to-release-trump-tax
“While the Executive Branch should accord due deference and respect to congressional requests, Treasury was not obliged to accept the Committee’s stated purpose without question, and based on all the facts and circumstances, we agreed that the Committee lacked a legitimate legislative purpose for its request,” Steven Engel, an assistant attorney general in DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, said in the 33-page opinion.

When Mnuchin rejected Neal’s request, he said he did so upon the advice of DOJ, and that the Justice Department would publish a legal opinion with its advice.

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