(CNBC) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he will not comply with a subpoena from House Democrats to share six years of President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns with Congress.

“In reliance on the advice of the Department of justice, we have determined that the Committee’s request lacks a legitimate legislative purpose, and pursuant to [federal tax code] section 6103, the Department is therefore not authorized to disclose the requested returns and return information,” Mnuchin wrote in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., on Friday.

“For the same reasons, we are unable to provide the requested information in response to the Committee’s subpoena,” Mnuchin wrote.

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