The Supreme Court in the U.S. today rejected a bid by former President Donald Trump to prevent Congress from obtaining his income tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, IRS.
The ruling comes more than three months after a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Washington, ruled that the Ways and Means Committee had the right to obtain Trump’s tax returns.
Trump then asked the Supreme Court on Oct. 31 to block the committee from obtaining his tax returns.
The decision sets the stage for the Democrat-controlled House Ways and Means Committee to obtain Trump’s tax returns in the weeks before Republicans take majority control of the House.
GOP lawmakers have vowed to end the committee’s quest to obtain the records and a related probe into how the IRS audits the tax returns of sitting presidents.
The entire appeals court on Oct. 27 denied Trump’s request to have the full lineup of the judges on that court rehear his appeal.