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Supreme Court Clears Path for Congress to Obtain Trump Tax Records

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On Tuesday the Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal from former President Donald Trump that sought to shield his tax records from Congress.

The order, which had no noted dissents, concludes a multi-year legal battle by Democrats to obtain the records.

Last month, the former President filed the emergency appeal after a lower court declined to reverse its ruling mandating that he turn over the records to the House Ways and Means Committee. The Committee has argued the records are critical to its probe of how the IRS conducts its presidential audits but Trump and his attorneys have asserted the effort is merely a political stunt meant to jeopardize Trump and his businesses.

Chief Justice John Roberts had temporarily blocked their release in a Nov. 1 order while the court considered the matter, according to The Hill.

“The Committee’s purpose in requesting President Trump’s tax returns has nothing to do with funding or staffing issues at the IRS and everything to do with releasing the President’s tax information to the public,” Trump’s attorneys wrote to the court in October.

Federal law mandates that tax returns are generally confidential unless an exception applies, one of which includes a written request by the House Ways and Means Committee. The issue in Trump’s litigation in large part turns on whether this exception is constitutional.

“Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do!” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “It is unprecedented to be handing over Tax Returns, & it creates terrible precedent for future Presidents. Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally from Hunter & beyond.”

“The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price,” Trump wrote on Wednesday. “They refused to even look at the Election Hoax of 2020. Shame on them!”

This story is developing. Stay with Great America News Desk for updates.

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    • It should, but it won’t. The left will stop at nothing, to stop President Trump from running for President in 2024. Tax documents are supposed to be confidential, but we know there will be a leaker, as the left has done repeatedly. This is above and beyond anything. The ones who should be investigated aren’t. But these terrible swamp dwellers will not quit. The Supreme Court is not impartial anymore.

  1. All this phony hoopla over Trump’s taxes reminds me of the big build up by Gerry Rivers (I’m sorry Geraldo Rivera), many many years ago, over a vault that maybe could, kinda’, supposedly contain some wild and mysterious materials connected to famous gangster Al Capone. And after what seemed an endless amount of newscaster Geraldo “fill time”, conjuring up images of possible dead bodies, a cache of millions of dollars or guns and ammunition…we were treated to the find of a single beer bottle…in other words nothing! The commie, democrat left thinks that everyone is as corrupt as they are and they just KNOW that the smoking gun, the Trump killing, silver bullet, the secret criminal evidence to GET TRUMP, is lurking in his tax returns. By refusing, he’s been baiting these vermin into salivating over the possibilities and if it ever comes to fruition…it’ll be a big NOTHING as we laugh them to shame because they’re being played!

    • What the HELL for….It’s none of their business!!!! Just another WITCH hunt..So sick of this CRAP !!!!!!! President Trump has done NOTHING wrong….The DEMONRATS and RINO’s are just so scared of and know from the start he can’t be bought !!!!! If I were President Trump I would demand every DEMONRATS and RINO’S tax reports from the first day they were in office… This is a miscarriage of JUSTICE !!!!!But we have seen this for years now…Time to get our CORRUPT GOVERNMENT under control…We all know the DEMONRATS didn’t get their money legally…Look what FJB and Ukraine are doing..Don’t forget China…,MONEY LAUNDRYING BILLIONS and BILLIONS of TAXPAYERS MONEY !!!!!!!PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A RIGHT TO PRIVACY BEING A PRIVATE CITIZEN !!!!!!!!!!!! GROW UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I think he wants them to allow this, then they open themselves to the same invasive type of investigations. He’s clean, they aren’t.

  2. How about ALL Congressmen release their records to the pubic who elect them. And as noted they need to look at Biden’s to see how he accumulated all his wealth on that Congressional salary.

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