The Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee could gain access to former President Donald Trump’s tax returns following the ruling by a federal court.
On Thursday (October 27), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ three-judge panel upheld an earlier ruling that allowed the IRS to hand over the former President’s tax returns to the Committee for review. The Committee could receive Trump’s returns within one week; however, that may not be the case if Trump appeals and the Supreme Court intervenes.
Nevertheless, Democrats on the Committee expressed their joy regarding the ruling that follows a years-long protracted battle to get Trump’s tax returns.
In a statement, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) said, “The law has always been on our side.”
Neal added that despite Trump’s attempts to “delay the inevitable… the Court has affirmed the strength of our position.”
He continued, “We’ve waited long enough—we must begin our oversight of the IRS’s mandatory presidential audit program as soon as possible.”
Chairman of the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) said it was time for the public to see Trump’s tax returns to “know exactly how far Trump’s crimes go.”
Pascrell took to Twitter following the ruling to post the following: “It has been 1,303 days since we made a legal demand for Trump’s tax returns – nearly as long as the Civil War. I’ve been leading this fight and never given up. Americans deserve to know exactly how far Trump’s crimes go.”