House committee may obtain Trump tax returns from IRS, federal appeals court rules

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday paved the way for the House Ways and Means Committee to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service – a move the former president has long pushed back on.

The decision is a blow to Trump, who may seek emergency intervention measures from the Supreme Court in an attempt to temporarily block any release of these tax records.

The ruling came nearly eight months after Trump’s attorneys appealed a December 2021 decision by District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump-appointed federal judge, who permitted the Treasury Department to disclose the former president’s tax returns to the House committee.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal requested Trump’s returns in 2019 under a law that permits the disclosure of an individual's tax returns to the congressional committee.

The Trump administration refused to comply and has since argued the request posed a threat to the First Amendment and the separation of powers.... (Read more)