Democrats Clear Final Hurdle to Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns
For the life of me I’ll never understand why the Democrats were so obsessed with getting a hold of President Trump’s tax returns. Nevertheless, they’re finally going to get what they’ve longed for all of these years.
This week, the Supreme Court denied a request by President Trump’s legal team asking that he be allowed to withhold his taxes from a congressional committee. This decision has now made it possible for House Democrats to obtain Trump’s taxes and opened the door for them to do so.
The request was delivered to Chief Justice John Roberts, and it was found to be absent of any dissenting opinions. Earlier in the month, Roberts prevented the Ways and Means Committee from receiving Trump’s tax returns while the Supreme Court deliberated over the request.
“The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the court is denied. The order heretofore entered by The Chief Justice is vacated,” the brief order reads.
Since 2019, when the Treasury Department refused to turn over Trump’s taxes on the grounds that there was no legitimate reason for the committee to receive them, the lawsuit has been working its way through the courts in an effort to reach a conclusion. According to NBC News, the chair of the Ways and Means Committee, Representative Richard Neal, said that the committee was interested in President Trump’s tax returns so that they could determine whether or not the tax code should be altered as it pertains to presidents.
The window of opportunity for the committee to acquire the tax information from the Treasury Department is rapidly closing, since it is highly doubtful that House Republicans, who will be assuming charge in January, will allow the investigation to continue after they take office. So, now we will just have to wait and see what happens next.