The Supreme Court decreed that House Democrats obtain Trump’s tax returns. Trump’s legal team filed a motion with the Supreme Court requesting to stop the publication of his tax returns.
Former President Trump’s request was denied by the appeals court.
“The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is denied,” the order states. “The order heretofore entered by The Chief Justice is vacated.”Fox News
Voters and Politicians have waited to see these tax documents for years. Now that Republicans have taken control of the House majority, it is unclear when the tax documents will be handed over or what the panel will do with them. The decision was praised by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, who noted that the records are essential to carrying out the House’s constitutional duties of protecting the public interest, safeguarding our national security, and holding public officials accountable.
The House Ways and Means Committee Requested these documents Six years ago. The disagreement between Trump and the Ways and Means Committee started when Chairman Richard Neal asked the Internal Revenue Service in April 2019 for Trump’s tax records as well as those of eight of his commercial companies from 2013 to 2018. Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat, asked for the records by a federal provision that gives the Ways and Means chairman the authority to do so. In addition to checking that the IRS audit of the former president was carried out “wholly and appropriately,” Neal is requesting the returns to verify if Trump and his businesses are complying with the tax laws.