Supreme Court clears way for handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

BREAKING NEWS – Supreme Court ALLOWS Democrat-led committee to access six years of Trump’s tax returns: Justices block former president’s emergency plea in three-year legal battle

  • The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request from Donald Trump that would prevent a congressional committee from obtaining his tax returns
  • Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee have been trying to obtain the former president’s tax documents for years 
  • The Treasury Department refused to provide records during Trump’s presidency 

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Democrat-led congressional committee to get a hold of six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns.

The court rejected Trump’s plea for an order that would have prevented the Treasury Department from giving six years of tax returns for Trump and some of his businesses to the Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee following a three-year legal fight.

No comment was released with the decision Tuesday.

During Trump’s presidency, the Treasury Department had refused to provide the records. But the Biden administration said federal law is clear that the committee has the right to examine any taxpayer’s return, including the president’s.

Lower courts agreed that the committee has broad authority to obtain tax returns and rejected Trump’s claims that it was overstepping.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a House committee after a three-year legal fight

The former president’s lawyers claim that the Democrats on the House committee only wanted the documents so they could politicize it and make them public.

Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, imposed a temporary freeze on November 1 to allow the court to weigh the legal issues raised by Trump’s lawyers and the counter arguments of the administration and the House of Representatives.

The ruling, despite the court’s 6-3 conservative majority, comes just one week after Trump announced he is making a run for president again in 2024. 

It also comes after the 2022 midterm elections, where Republicans were able to regain a majority in the House. This means that there could be a sense of urgency among Democrats to get their hands on Trump’s tax returns before the handover of power in January. 

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