Supreme Court orders Trump’s tax returns to be handed over to House Democrats

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered former President Trump’s tax returns to be handed over to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Last month, Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily stayed stop former president By turning over his tax records to the Democrats on the committee.

Trump and his legal team petitioned the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax records.

Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s request to keep tax returns from Congress

Former President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an election night party at Mar-a-Lago on November 8, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.

Former President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an election night party at Mar-a-Lago on November 8, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.
(Phelan M. Ebenhack for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

But on Tuesday, Roberts formally denied the request.

“The application for stay of the mandate of the Chief Justice and the order sent by him to the Court is dismissed,” the order said. “The order made by the Chief Justice so far is set aside.”

House Ways and Means Committee First requested six years of Trump’s tax returns in 2019.

Supreme Court grants stay, temporarily blocks release of Trump tax records to House Democrats

Trump’s tax records are currently in the hands of the Treasury Department, which released them pending final court action.

Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court of the United States
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Trump administration had refused to turn over six years of tax records, but in 2021 Biden had the Justice Department reverse that position, saying Congress should be able to review the records, a decision Trump And his legal team has appealed — leading the current legal battle after lower courts sided with the House committee.

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The Trump administration had refused to turn over six years of tax records.

The Trump administration had refused to turn over six years of tax records.
(Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

At this point, it’s unclear when the tax records will be turned over, or what the Democrat-controlled panel will do with them, now that Republicans are poised to take over the House majority.

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Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign last week.

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