US Supreme Court blocks congressional request to divulge Trump's taxes
The Court suspends the transfer of Donald Trump's tax returns and asks the committee to provide the information it needs to rule on the merits of such a request by November 10.
The US Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that Donald Trump won a congressional request against a Democratic-led committee that demanded the former US President release all tax returns for the period of 2015 until 2020, a case that has been ongoing for the past three years.
Since 2019, Trump has fought relentlessly in the courts to block the congressional request.
Last week, a federal appeals court authorized the IRS to turn over the documents to the committee and ruled that the documents be delivered before the November 8 midterm elections.
Trump then filed a final emergency appeal to the US Supreme Court to block the authorization.
The Court suspended the transfer and asked the committee to provide the information it needs to rule on the merits by November 10.
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Over the past two years, Trump has faced numerous accusations against Democrats and has so far managed to win them. But when it comes to taxes, justice has not always been in his favor.
For instance, in 2020, the Court authorized the transfer of his tax records and business documents to the Manhattan district attorney's office which is investigating his affairs.
Prior to his electoral victory in 2016, Trump often boasted that he was "really rich" and that he funded his campaign all by himself.
Over time, the lack of transparency has raised doubts over his real wealth or potential conflicts of interest.
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