Congress can get Trump tax records, appeals court rules


I'm Mike Gracia reporting an appeals court rules Congress can get former president Trump's tax records A federal appeals court has agreed with the lower court ruling saying Congress can access former president Donald Trump's tax returns a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit agreed with U.S. district judge Trevor mcfadin a Trump appointee who in a December ruling said the chairman of the House ways and means committee has brought authority to request the records The House ways and means panel first requested Trump's tax returns in 2019 Under the Trump administration the Justice Department defended the decision by then treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin to withhold the tax returns from Congress Mnuchin argued the records were being sought by Democrats for partisan reasons Mike Gracia Washington

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