Unless there is a leak, the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing Donald Trump to turn over his tax returns to a House committee won’t lead to the release of the former president’s financial information.
Trump’s bid to overturn a lower court decision allowing the Democratic-controlled Ways and Means Committee access to his Internal Revenue Service records was denied by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Trump’s tax returns from 2015 to 2020 are being sought by the House committee as part of an inquiry into whether he complied with IRS auditing.
When he declared his candidacy for president, Trump made history by becoming the first president in decades to not release his tax returns. He has long sought to keep his financial records private. The former president has asserted that any effort to access his financial records is really aimed at making them widely known.