House Democrats Finally Get Hands On Trump’s Tax Returns

  • The Democrat-controlled House Ways and Committee has been given access to former President Trump’s tax returns, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
  • The move by the agency ends Democrats’ multiyear legal battle to obtain the documents.
  • A Treasury Department spokesperson said the agency complied with the Supreme Court’s order last week rejecting Trump’s emergency appeal to stop the handover.
  • House Democrats had argued that they needed to probe the IRS’s presidential audits, after Trump in 2016 broke with the tradition of presidential candidates releasing their tax returns.
  • Trump’s attorneys in response argued the request was merely political.