Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 22, 2022 | Sundance
“The Committee’s purpose in requesting President Trump’s tax returns has nothing to do with funding or staffing issues at the IRS and everything to do with releasing the President’s tax information to the public,” Trump’s non-pretending attorneys wrote to the court in October. However, today the Supreme Court maintains the pretense of a valid legislative purpose.
(Washington DC) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to block a request by the House Ways and Means Committee for former President Trump’s tax returns. There were no noted dissents.
The decision likely means that the returns will be released to the Committee immediately, ending a multi-year legal battle.
Trump filed an emergency application at the Supreme Court on Oct. 31 to block the release of his tax information at least until the court considered whether it wanted to hear full argument on the issue. Trump similarly lost his case in the lower courts, most recently with a panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals ruling unanimously that the Committee’s request for tax returns was constitutional.
The House Ways and Means Committee argued that it needs the information contained in Trump’s tax returns to meaningfully evaluate the IRS’s presidential audit program. The Committee says it is considering implementing greater legislative oversight of financial activities conducted by presidents. In particular, it is investigating whether the current IRS audit program is able to adequately enforce the nation’s tax laws against a president, like Trump, who has complex business holdings. (read more)
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All of it…