The House Ways and Means Committee has been trying to get Donald Trump’s tax returns, and today Trump lost his appeal.
D.C. Court of Appeals rules that the House Ways and Means Committee can obtain Trump’s tax returns from the IRS:https://t.co/uDPuYh0pMY
— Anthony DeRosa (@Anthony) August 9, 2022
The DC Court of Appeals ruled:
The 2021 Request seeks information that may inform the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means as to the efficacy of the Presidential Audit Program and therefore, was made in furtherance of a subject upon which legislation could be had. Further, the Request did not violate separation of powers principles under any of the potentially applicable tests primarily because the burden on the Executive Branch and the Trump Parties is relatively minor. Finally, § 6103(f)(1) is not facially unconstitutional because there are many circumstances under which it can be validly applied, and Treasury’s decision to comply with the Request did not violate the Trump Parties’ First Amendment rights. We affirm.
First, Trump Got Raided By The FBI, Then He Lost His Tax Returns Appeal
The Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that Trump could not hide his tax returns, but Trump has been tying the House Ways and Means Committee in court as they tried to request his returns from the IRS. The Biden administration has previously stated that they would comply with the request.
Yesterday, Donald Trump was raided by the FBI. Today, an appeals court has ruled that House Democrats can access his tax returns. It is all being burned to the ground as Donald Trump’s decades of crimes and lies are catching up with him.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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