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.