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Steve Engel Steven Engel, U.S. assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

The U.S. Treasury Department is acting lawfully in refusing to provide President Donald Trump’s tax returns to House Democrats despite a federal law that says the government “shall furnish” any requested information about a private citizen, the Justice Department said in a new legal memo published Friday.

Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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Nate Robson is a Washington-based editor who co-heads the litigation desk for ALM Media. Contact him at nrobson@alm.com. On Twitter: @Nate_Robson1.

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