Unlike all of his predecessors since the 1970s, Donald Trump , who made his fortune a campaign argument, refused to publish his tax returns.
Former US President Donald Trump also announced on Monday that his famous Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, had been “ransacked” by the FBI.
A US federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a House of Representatives committee was entitled to see the tax returns of former President Donald Trump, which seems to mark the end of a long soap opera.
The House Ways and Means Committee launched legal proceedings in 2019 to compel Donald Trump, then a tenant of the White House, to submit his tax returns.
Contrary to custom, Donald Trump refused to communicate these documents and engaged in a legal showdown which lasted 19 months after the end of his mandate.
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that the House Committee's request was justified in the context of its work, and found that it did not violate the principle of separation of powers and that it did not violate the principle of separation of powers. it respected the American Constitution.
Twittering, the House Ways and Means Committee said it expects to receive the requested tax returns and audit documents immediately.
The decision comes after a district judge last December rejected an appeal by Donald Trump to withhold the documents, arguing that the government was not able to release the documents. Legislative interest of Congress outweighed any deference Trump might receive as a former president.
The Republican president was the first tenant of the White House in 40 years to refuse to disclose his statements, in an effort to keep details of his fortune and his activities secret. family business, the Trump Organization.