Key House Republicans demand DOJ documents in leak of billionaires' tax records

Key House Republicans demand DOJ documents in leak of billionaires' tax records


The top Republicans on three House committees are ratcheting up pressure on the Biden administration after private tax information about thousands of the country’s wealthiest people was leaked to the media.

Reps. James Comer from Kentucky of the Oversight Committee; Jim Jordan from Ohio of the Judiciary Committee; and Rodney Davis from Illinois of the Administration Committee sent Attorney General Merrick Garland a letter inquiring about the Justice Department’s efforts to investigate the massive trove of documents leaked to investigative nonprofit organization ProPublica.

The lawmakers requested a staff-level briefing within a week in addition to access to all documents and communications regarding the Justice Department’s efforts to enforce federal tax confidentiality law. The congressmen wrote they are particularly interested in information about how those efforts prevent IRS officials from leaking private tax information.

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They also gave the Justice Department a one-week deadline to provide all records related to efforts to investigate the specific leak

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