Trump Loses Bid to Shield Tax Returns From Congress

Posted on AllSides December 15th, 2021
From The Center
Trump tax returns, federal judge, politics

Former President Donald Trump lost his bid to shield his tax returns from the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, after a federal judge dismissed the case.

Mr. Trump’s lawyers filed a notice of appeal late Tuesday, so the case isn’t done yet. But the ruling from U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden marks a significant win for Democrats in more than two years of attempts to obtain Mr. Trump’s tax returns. It would take separate actions by the Ways and Means Committee to make any of the documents public.

“Even if the former President is right...

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