Wednesday 30 November 2022

Democrat-Led House Committee Now Has 6 Years of Trump’s Tax Returns After Long Legal Battle


The Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee received six years of President Trump’s federal tax returns.

The Supreme Court last week refused to intervene after Trump filed an emergency appeal with the high court.

“No Congress has ever wielded its legislative powers to demand a President’s tax returns,” Trump argued to the Supreme Court in his emergency application.

The tax returns will not be immediately made public but expect selective leaks to WaPo and NY Times. 

CNN reported:

The House Ways and Means Committee now has six years of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into one of the former president’s most closely guarded personal details.

“Treasury has complied with last week’s court decision,” a Treasury spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court declined last week to intervene after courts said the House had power to request the returns from the IRS.

The committee, led by Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, had sought six years of Trump’s tax records, primarily from the time he served as president. That included records about both Trump personally and several of his corporate entities.

The documents are not expected to be immediately released to the public.

Neal said Wednesday that Democrats would meet as a caucus to discuss how to handle the tax returns and get legal advice on how to proceed. Such a meeting, though, hasn’t been scheduled yet, he said.

The congressman declined to say if they would release any of the returns publicly. “The next step is to have a meeting of the Democratic caucus,” he said. 

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