US House Committee Receives Trump's Tax Returns

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    The Facts

    • The US Department of the Treasury on Wednesday confirmed it has turned over former Pres. Trump’s tax returns from 2015-2020 to the House Ways and Means Committee following a years-long battle to get them released.

    • The tax return battle dates to 2019 when the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed the accounting firm Mazars USA after former Trump attorney, Michael Cohen, testified under oath alleging Trump’s habit of misrepresenting his net worth.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Trump has dragged this out long enough, even as several judges – many appointed by Republicans – have ruled against him even before the SCOTUS decision. It’s time to solve the mystery of why he fought so hard to keep his tax returns from public view. If he’s not hiding anything, he shouldn’t worry about what Congress will find.

    Pro-Trump narrative

    This decision is an unprecedented violation of Trump’s privacy rights, and the committee’s reasoning is preposterous. There’s very little time for Democrats to make any legal reforms based on what they’re going to read in the returns before Republicans take control of the House. The conservative majority SCOTUS should've stuck with Justice Roberts' original rejection.

    Political split



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