Trump's tax returns now in the hands of House Democrats after lengthy court battle
A Democratic-led House committee now has access to six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns after a multiyear court fight.
WASHINGTON — A Democratic-led House committee now has access to six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns after a multiyear court fight.
The Treasury Department said Wednesday that it had complied with last week's Supreme Court decision that paved the way for the returns to be handed over to the House Ways and Means Committee.
The committee didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. CNN first reported that the committee had received the tax returns.
Even though the Treasury Department said it has complied with the court’s decision, it’s unclear whether anyone on the committee has seen the tax returns at this point or what the process will be for accessing them.
A Treasury spokesperson declined to say whether the committee had accessed the documents.
Ways and Means Committee members are meeting Thursday, and lawmakers expect to learn more about Trump’s taxes then, a Democrat on the panel said.
“I’m not sure yet if we will see his taxes then or if we are just going to be walked through them,” the lawmaker said.
It’s unclear what House Democrats plan to do with the documents, especially as they face a GOP takeover of the House in January. Republicans have made it clear they’re not interested in or concerned about Trump’s tax records.
Asked Wednesday about the next steps, Committee Chairman Richard Neal said, "I can't talk about that."
Neal, D-Mass., also noted that he was legally obligated not to disclose much information about handling Trump's records.