BREAKING NEWS: DC appeals court rules Congress CAN access Trump’s tax returns in another legal blow
‘The DC Court of Appeals has just ruled that the law is on our side in seeking Trump’s tax returns,’ the House Ways and Means Committee official Twitter account posted.
‘We expect to receive the requested tax returns and audit files immediately.’
It’s a major blow to Trump’s years-long fight in the courts to keep his tax returns from any kind of probe.
Late last year, Trump-appointed District Judge Trevor McFadden ruled that the Treasury Department can turn the former president’s financial documents to House investigators.
The House Ways and Means Committee first requested Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service in the first half of 2019, months after Democrats took back control of the lower chamber in Congress.
Tuesday’s ruling comes a day after Trump’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida was raided by FBI agents in an unrelated investigation into the former president’s handling of classified White House documents.
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