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House Receives Trump's Tax Records, Treasury Dept. Complies With Court Order

House Receives Trump's Tax Records, Treasury Dept. Complies With Court Order

The House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has officially received Donald Trump's tax records following last week's ruling by the Supreme Court.

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Trump, who reportedly wanted the IRS to investigate his political foes during his Presidency from 2017 to 2021, and his legal team have done everything in their power to block the release of his own tax records to the House.

Now, however, the House has been granted the documents in question after their recent petition to the Supreme Court was approved. Previously, Chief Justice John Roberts (R) placed a temporary hold on the documents in question. 

A spokesperson for the Treasury Department told CNN, "Treasury has complied with last week's court decision."

The Ways and Means Committee, headed by Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), has been seeking the documents for quite some time so this is a major development. 

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Furthermore, the Trump Organization criminal tax lawsuit is ongoing in Manhattan, with company Controller Jeffrey McConney providing salacious details about how he skirted tax laws on the stand.

Former CFO Allen Weisselberg, who previously took a plea deal that includes prison time, has also provided testimony in the trial. 

Although Donald Trump is not himself named as a defendant in the criminal proceedings, he has been facing an onslaught of his own legal problems following the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

The businessman's Mar-a-Lago property in Florida was the subject of a now-infamous Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raid -- in which many of the tax documents in question were seized -- on August 8 and, per Bloomberg, the businessman "invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination on Wednesday [August 10] to avoid answering deposition questions in a civil probe of his family real estate business by New York Attorney General Letitia James."

The raid had some Republicans calling for the release of the FBI's affidavit for months, pressure to which the investigative agency has not succumbed.

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Trump also recently came under fire for falsely accusing past Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama of keeping classified documents, as well. 

In addition to the aforementioned situations, the Trump family faces several other legal woes. Letitia James and her office have officially filed a $250 million civil suit against Trump, and the former President is also the subject of an ongoing 2020 election fraud probe in Georgia.

Are you glad the Treasury Department has handed over Trump's tax documents to Congress?

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