Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts granted a stay, temporarily preventing former President Trump from having to turn over his tax records to Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee.
Trump and his legal team asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block the release of his tax records.
The House Ways and Means Committee first requested six years of Trump’s tax returns in 2019.
DONALD TRUMP’S REQUEST TO KEEP CONGRESSIONAL TAX FILINGS DENIED BY COURT OF APPEALS
“Upon consideration of the request of counsel for the petitioners, it is hereby ordered that the retainer of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 21-5289, be suspended in the pending further order from the undersigned or the court,” Roberts’ order states, requesting that the committee respond by Thursday, November 10, at noon.
In 2021, the justice department said Congress should be able to review the records, a decision Trump and his legal team have appealed.
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden ruled last December that the Treasury Department must turn over the tax returns to the congressional committee and a three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. agree with this decision in August.
BIDEN DOJ SAYS TRUMP’S TAX FILINGS CAN BE RELEASED TO CONGRESSION
The entire DC Circuit Court bench denied Trump’s request to halt publication last week.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., said last week that Trump had “tried to delay the inevitable.”
“We’ve waited long enough – we need to begin our oversight of the IRS’ Mandatory Presidential Audit Program as soon as possible,” Neal said in a statement.