Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block House Democrats from receiving tax returns

Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block House Democrats from receiving tax returns

Former President Trump filed an urgent petition with the Supreme Court on Monday Temporarily block a house committee from obtaining his tax returns.

The big picture: Trump has been fighting for years to block the release of his tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.

  • His request comes after a federal appeals court last week denied the former president’s request to block the publication of his tax returns, CNN reports.

Driving the news: “This case raises important questions about the separation of powers that will affect any future president,” Trump said submission.

  • The filing argues that the House Committee collects its tax returns for the sole purpose of “releasing the President’s tax information to the public.”
  • “The committee’s purpose in requesting President Trump’s tax returns has nothing to do with funding or personnel issues [Internal Revenue Service]”, says the file.
  • “No Congress has ever exercised its legislative powers to require a president’s tax returns,” Trump’s team wrote.
  • Trump asked the court to grant “an administrative stay” of tax returns through Wednesday, “and then stay issuing the mandate pending the filing and disposition of an application for a deed,” the filing said.

Something to see: If the Republicans win control of the House of Representatives next week midterm electionscould they abandon the Ways and Means Committee’s year-long effort to get Trump’s tax returns, CNBC Remarks.

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