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Larry Gibbs Comments on Attempts to Obtain President Trump's Tax Returns in Government Executive

"House Democrats Map Out a Plan for Getting Trump's Tax Returns"

Government Executive

Larry Gibbs commented on the lack of precedents for Congress to obtain a sitting president's tax returns. "Based on my prior experience ... any such request for returns would have to be made by specifically authorized persons acting in specifically designated capacities strictly in conformance with the provisions of the exceptions to be found in Code section 6103," said Gibbs, a former Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. "I doubt the returns would be made available for general public release, as I do not recall any such statutory authorization."