The Supreme Court has ordered Trump’s tax returns to be turned over to House Democrats
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered the surrender of the former President Donald Trump Submits tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Last month, Chief Justice John Roberts granted a temporary stay blocking the former president from giving his tax bill to Democrats on the committee.
Trump and his legal team have asked the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax returns.
But on Tuesday, Roberts officially rejected the request.
“The request to suspend the mandate presented to the Chief Justice and sent by him to the Court is dismissed,” the order said. “The order passed earlier by the Chief Justice stands cancelled.”
The House Ways and Means Committee first asked for six years of Trump’s tax returns in 2019.
Trump’s tax returns are currently in the hands of the Treasury Department, which has held off on releasing them pending a final court ruling.
The Trump administration refused to turn over six years of tax returns, but in 2021 Biden’s Justice Department reversed that position, saying Congress should review the records, leading to a ruling Trump and his legal team appealed. legal battle. The lower courts sided with the House committee.
It’s unclear when the tax reports will be returned or what the Democrat-controlled panel will do with them now that Republicans hold a majority in the House of Representatives.
Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign last week.
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