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Former President Trump during a July rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

An attorney for former President Trump told the Wall Street Journal Monday he intends to fight a Department of Justice order to release his tax returns to the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee.

Driving the news: The DOJ said in a memo to the Treasury Department last Friday that the committee had a "legitimate legislative purpose" to access the returns. A judge has asked the parties to provide a time frame for written arguments by Wednesday, the WSJ notes.

What they're saying: "There is no evidence of any wrongdoing here and I object to the release of the returns not only on behalf of my client but on behalf of all future holders of the office of the president of the United States," said Ronald Fischetti, a lawyer for Trump to the WSJ.

  • The DOJ did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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DOJ launches environmental justice investigation into Alabama county

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The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it is launching an environmental justice investigation into whether Alabama’s state and local health departments discriminated against Black residents.

Why it matters: The investigation will examine whether the departments' policies have caused Black residents in Lowndes, Alabama, to "have diminished access to adequate sanitation systems."

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas 10 more Trump officials

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed 10 former senior Trump administration officials on Tuesday.

Driving the news: The aides were some of the most senior officials in the final days of the Trump administration. They include former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, senior adviser to the president Stephen Miller, and former national security adviser to Vice President Pence, Keith Kellogg.

Nov 10, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Trump's never-ending legal losing streak

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Former President Trump is enduring a brutal streak of new legal exposure and losses in court, as he adapts to life without the immunity of the Oval Office.

The latest ... It turns out it's not OK to use the White House as a stage for the Republican National Convention:

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