Remember when Donald Trump refused to release his tax return when he first became president? And falsely claimed he couldn’t because they were being monitored? And Pinkie promised he would once that check was over? – never done? And people said, “Hmmm, does he have something in those returns that he’s trying to hide?” And then, answering their own question, they said, “Of course he does. Didn’t you read that article about he commits ‘outright fraud’?” Since then, Trump has tried to extort another country for his own political gain, lied to the public about a deadly disease, tried to undo the results of free and fair elections, unleashed a bloodthirsty mob on the US Capitol. , and took top-secret documents with him when he left the White House, which allegedly included documents about another country’s nuclear secrets, so it would be perfectly reasonable if you forgot the entire tax returns situation — which is now back in the news. and doesn’t look good for the ex-president.
On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit heard Trump’s request to reconsider an August ruling that the House Ways and Means Committee can get its tax returns from 2015 to 2020. two of the years he paid only $750 in federal income taxes, and one of the years he paid nothing.) The commission has been trying to acquire the records since 2019; while Trump was in office, his Treasury Department, unsurprisingly, refused to turn them over. And when he was out of office, Trump sued to prevent Joe BidenThey claimed the commission was after the documents for political purposes. In August, the appeals panel disagreed, concluding that lawmakers had “a legitimate legislative purpose” in investigating the charges, and on Thursday the full court voted into it.
While Trump can and will undoubtedly appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, Thursday’s ruling was a particularly severe blow as it rejected his request to freeze the release of the plates pending a new appeal. RichardNeal, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said: “Former President Trump has tried to delay the inevitable, but again, the Court has confirmed the strength of our position. We’ve waited long enough – we need to start overseeing the IRS’s mandatory presidential audit program as soon as possible.”
Three Pulitzer Prize-winning 2018 New York Times reporters revealed that Trump amassed much of his fortune through “dubious tax schemes” including “outright fraud cases.” New York TimesAllegations of fraud and tax evasion are 100 percent false and highly defamatory. There was no mention of fraud or tax evasion by anyone.” used to be fraud or tax evasion, Trump had nothing to do with it, saying, “President Trump had virtually no meddling in these matters.”) In 2020, the Time revealed that Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, another $750 in 2017, and nothing at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. So you can probably understand why he wants to keep his tax returns under lock and key.