Trump has consistently refused to make public his tax returns. As part of an inquiry into his financial past following a damning report about his tax declarations, the House Ways and Means Committee ordered that the Treasury Department should provide it with the returns. Trump protested but his appeal to have the House committee blocked from seeing the tax returns has been thrown out by a Federal Judge. This article by Michael Balsamo is published by the Associated Press (AP). Here is an excerpt:
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that was brought by former President Donald Trump in his attempt to block congressional lawmakers from obtaining his tax returns.
The ruling, handed down by U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden — a former Justice Department official and Trump appointee — found that the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has broad authority, and the Treasury Department should provide the tax returns to the committee.
In his ruling, McFadden said that “even if the former President is right on the facts, he is wrong on the law.”
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