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Trump tax returns should be given to Congress, court says

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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the Conservative Political Motion Conference (CPAC) held on the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. CPAC began in 1974, and is a conference that brings together and hosts conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders in discussing current events and future political agendas. 

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The appeals panel said the House committee, which has sought Trump’s tax records for years, had the fitting under the law to acquire them from the U.S. Treasury Department.

The choice upholds a previous decision, by a federal district court judge, which was issued in December.

Trump is more likely to ask the complete D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear the case or petition the U.S. Supreme Court to listen to an appeal of Tuesday’s ruling.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., in an announcement reacting to the ruling said, “With great patience, we followed the judicial process, and yet again, our position has been affirmed by the Courts. “

“‘I’m pleased that this long-anticipated opinion makes clear the law is on our side. Once we receive the returns, we’ll begin our oversight of the IRS’s mandatory presidential audit program,” Neal said. 

Trump’s spokeswoman and William Consovoy, an attorney for Trump, didn’t immediately reply to requests for comment.

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