A federal judge in Washington, DC ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump’s tax returns must be released to a House Committee requesting the material.
From CBS News:
A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that the House Ways and Means Committee can obtain several years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a victory for House Democrats in their yearslong battle to obtain the records.
The unanimous three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with the House Democrats, who initially sought five years of federal income tax returns from Trump and several of his business entities in 2019 while he was president.
Citing a renewed request for the tax information in 2021 from Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the Ways and Means panel, after the change in presidential administrations, Senior Circuit Judge David Sentelle wrote in a 33-page ruling that the request “was made in furtherance of a subject upon which legislation could be had,” and rejected claims from the former president that Democrats’ request for his tax information was unconstitutional.