Donald Trump’s tax returns US Supreme Court It will be handed over to House Democrats, ending a long legal challenge posed by the former president — and Trump isn’t happy.
In a post on Truth Social, Trump called the decision “unprecedented.” [a] It’s a terrible precedent for future presidents.”
“It would surprise no one that the Supreme Court ruled against me, they always do! Filing a tax return is unprecedented, and it creates [a] It’s a terrible precedent for future presidents.” trump wrote in a pair post.
“The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige and status, and with our country paying the price, it has become nothing more than a political institution. They have refused to even look at the hoax of the 2020 election. Shame on you!” he added, including a rhetorical question about whether President Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, would receive the same treatment.
Supreme Court orders Trump’s tax returns to be turned over to House Democrats
In a subsequent post, Trump called the Supreme Court ruling “ridiculous.”
“In the Supreme Court, the President America How ridiculous is he not to ‘stand’ in his own election?” he wrote.
For years, House Democrats have sought Trump’s tax records to investigate potential tax evasion or other wrongdoing by him or the Trump organization.
The Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee (House Ways and Means Committee) requested Trump’s six-year tax returns for the first time in 2019. time.
The Trump administration’s Treasury Department refused to hand over the records, but President Biden After winning the White House, the new Justice Department reversed the previous administration’s decision.
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In 2021, Biden’s DOJ said Congress should be allowed to consider Trump’s tax returns.
Trump and his legal team immediately filed a lawsuit to stop the Treasury Department from releasing the records, supreme court Intervene — spur a legal battle.
Lower courts sided with the House committee, but Chief Justice John Roberts granted a stay in October, preventing the Treasury Department from turning over the records until the Supreme Court ruled on the legality of the case.
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On Tuesday, Roberts rejected Trump’s request, overturning his earlier blockade.
The Supreme Court’s decision said, “A petition for a stay of mandate filed with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and referred to the Court by him has been denied.” ”
The record release process will take place after Republicans win a majority of the seats. House of Representatives, Give each committee the power to choose a majority.
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It’s not immediately clear whether Republicans intend to continue examining tax records when they take control of the House in January 2023.
Some Republicans are calling for an investigation into the business deals Biden and his son took to power in the House.