11/22/2022 at 7:14 PM / Updated 11/22/2022 at 7:14 PM
(Credit: Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP)
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday (22) gave permission to release former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a committee of the Democratic-dominated House of Representatives.
Trump, 76, announced last week that he would run for the White House again in 2024, having fought to keep his tax returns secret for years.
Unlike US presidents since the 1970s, Trump has refused to release his tax returns while in office and has gone to court to block Congressional requests.
That legal battle appeared to have ended Tuesday when the Supreme Court ruled that those reports should be turned over to the House Ways and Means Committee.
The group requested tax returns from Trump and his associated businesses for the period 2015 to 2020.
Submitting reports to the committee does not mean they will be made public.
The move comes in the Legislature, which has a few weeks left in the current Congress and will take control of the House of Representatives in January after Republicans narrowly won the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Although the Supreme Court has been deeply reshuffled by Trump, its justices have never ruled in his favor, most notably by authorizing the transfer of his tax records and business documents to the Manhattan district attorney’s office in 2020.
Manhattan prosecutors allege the Trump Organization hid compensation it paid to top officials between 2005 and 2021.
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