WASHINGTON – As the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House takes its first tentative steps to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns, Texas Republican Kevin Brady has emerged as one of the administration’s top congressional defenders, arguing that the move would jeopardize all Americans’ right to privacy.
“This is about protecting the private tax returns of every American,” the Republican from The Woodlands wrote Thursday in a letter to the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which was holding its first hearing on presidential tax returns. “When we start making exceptions for one taxpayer, it begins the process of eroding and threatening the privacy rights of all taxpayers.”
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