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Supreme Court Denies Trump Request Of Withholding Tax Returns From Congress

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied former president Donald Trump’s request to block the release of his tax records to a congressional committee, according to ABC news.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied former president Donald Trump’s request to block the release of his tax records to a congressional committee, according to ABC news.

The court’s order on Tuesday means that the Treasury Department may at any time, hand over six years of tax records from Trump and some of his companies to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Lawmakers said they need Trump’s tax returns from his time as president to help evaluate the effectiveness of annual presidential audits.

Trump argued that Democratic lawmakers are on a fishing expedition designed to embarrass him politically.

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With the Republicans taking control of the House, the demands for the tax records will likely expire in January.

“Delaying Treasury from providing the requested tax information would leave the Committee and Congress as a whole little or no time to complete their legislative work during this Congress, which is quickly approaching its end,” House general counsel Douglas N. Letter said in a filing.

“The Congress has only a few days left on its legislative calendar,” lawyer Cameron T. Norris said in Trump’s filing. “Though a few days is enough time to improperly expose the most sensitive documents of its chief political rival, it’s not enough time to properly study, draft, debate, or pass legislation.”

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