The Justice Department on Friday said the Treasury Department must release former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee. An opinion by the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel said the House Ways and Means Committee's chairman had shown "sufficient reasons" for requesting Trump's returns. The former president has long fought the release of his tax documents. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said access to the returns is a "matter of national security." Americans "deserve to know the facts of his troubling conflicts of interest and undermining of our security and democracy as president," she said in a statement. Trump did not voluntarily release his returns as a candidate or as president, saying they were under audit.