Trump tax returns must be given to Congress, court says

Trump tax returns must be given to Congress, court says

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas.

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The appeals panel said the House committee, which has sought Trump’s tax records for years, had the right under the law to obtain them from the US Treasury Department.

The decision upholds a prior decision, by a federal district court judge, which was issued in December.

Trump is likely to ask the full DC Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear the case or petition the US Supreme Court to hear an appeal of Tuesday’s ruling.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, in a statement reacting to the ruling said, “With great patience, we followed the judicial process, and yet again, our position has been affirmed by the Courts.”

“‘m pleased that this long-anticipated opinion makes clear the law is on our side. When we receive the returns, we will begin our oversight of the IRS’s mandatory presidential audit program,” Neal said.

Trump’s spokeswoman and William Consovoy, an attorney for Trump, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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