President Trump has been fighting a legal battle to have his tax returns sealed from a congressional committee looking to examine the documents.  On Tuesday, the Supreme Court has denied without comment the arguments from the Trump legal team and cleared the way for the congressional committee to review the tax returns.

The decision rendered by the justices now means the Treasury Department can turn over the past six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.

The court, with no recorded dissents, did not give a reason for denying the request to withhold the tax returns, which is common in emergency applications such as this.

Democrats in Congress have been seeking the tax returns for years which they claim will help the effectiveness of a annual presidential audit, however, Trump has argued that the Democrats are only seeking the tax returns as a fishing expedition with political implications.

The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. said “It has been 1,329 days since our committee sought Donald Trump’s tax returns — almost as long as the American Civil War, and for 1,329 days, our request made under law has been delayed, obfuscated and blocked by Donald Trump and his adjutants in the government and the courts. … The Supreme Court is right to keep its nose out of this case.”

The timeline for the tax returns to be turned over to Congress is still unclear and with a new Republican led House, the request for the documents may expire in January when the new session begins.

According to the House General Counsel, Douglas N. Letter, “delaying Treasury from providing the requested tax information would leave the Committee and Congress as a whole little or no time to complete their legislative work during this Congress, which is quickly approaching its end.”

Trump’s attorney, Cameron T. Norris argued “the Congress has only a few days left on its legislative calendar, though a few days is enough time to improperly expose the most sensitive documents of its chief political rival, it’s not enough time to properly study, draft, debate, or pass legislation.”

Now we wait as the Treasury Department can deliver the documents to Congress, but will it happen before Republicans assume control in House?