Judge rules Treasury must notify Trump before releasing tax records

House Democrats are still clamoring to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, though he has now left office.

It is still unclear when or if the Treasury Department will turn over Trump’s tax records. But in a move that favors Trump, a federal judge has imposed a stipulation on doing so.

Judge Trevor McFadden, who presides over the the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled last week that the Treasury Department must provide Trump’s attorneys with at least 72 hours notice before releasing the documents, the Washington Examiner reported Friday.

McFadden, who was appointed by Trump in 2017, said that his order will remain in effect for two weeks. According to Politico, the judge also ordered that attorneys from both sides of the case issue a status report by February 3.

That decision represents the latest development in a years-long legal fight between the former president and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA).

The fight for Trump’s taxes

“It is critical to ensure the accountability of our government and elected officials,” Politico quoted the Massachusetts Democrat as saying in March of 2019.

“To maintain trust in our democracy, the American people must be assured that their government is operating properly, as laws intend.”

The website noted that Trump rejected Neal’s request on the grounds that he was the subject of an audit by the IRS, saying, “Until such time as I am not under audit, I will not be doing that, thank you.”

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), who serves as the Ways and Means Committee’s senior Republican, complained that the push by Neal amounted to a bad faith move.

“Weaponizing our nation’s tax code by targeting political foes sets a dangerous precedent and weakens Americans privacy right,” Brady said in a letter to then-Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin which was cited by Politico.

“All Americans have a fundamental right to the privacy of the personal information found in their tax returns,” the Texas congressman went on to add.

Neal isn’t the only one that wants to see Trump’s tax information. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. has been fighting to gain access to them as well.

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23 Responses

    1. DID THEY EVER ASK FOR BAMA’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE & LAWYER’S DIPLOMA PUT INTO COURT TO BE IN QUESTIONED TO DISQUALIFY HIM OR TO IMPEACH HIM IN POTUS POSITION?

  1. I want for EVERYONE to see the “financial records” of the biden crime syndicate. especially (the “BIG MAN”) and his crooked son. I’ll bet you will never see them!
    After all his whole family are said to be BOUGHT and OWNED by communist china. (as well as “Heels-up harris” the ineligible anchor baby HO, and HER crime family.)

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  3. WE will NEVER see the truth about the corrupt Biden crime syndicate which will be spreading more rapidly now that the chinese puppet is in our White House Illegally, WHAT A SIN FOR THIS COUNTRY to have to absorb, I want to see Obamas and Bidens along with Piglosis and Schumers Tax info. too

  4. The tax returns of Every President prior to President Trump should also be released. It should be ALL or NONE-!!!

  5. Include the obama’s, clinton’s, bush’s, and Piglosi and Schumer, along with shifty shiff who is married into the Soros family! Get all their tax records, you will see who the crooks really are!

  6. Once you filed your return , even if it is under audit nothing changes. The audit is the gov’t.’s review of a contested issue, in your return, but allowing someone, AG of NY to see them has no effect on the audit. It was all BS, by DJT because he does not anyone to see them.Who knows why? Just another DJT scam.
    As to Biden and every other president, they filed multiple years of tax returns before they ran. Only DJT has refused. There is something there, but the public will have to wait a little longer.As with all other issues, he is running out of excuses.

    1. There is no law requiring anyone to show their tax return to hold or not hold office. The Constitution sets the qualifications for POTUS,
      Put your tax returns on the internet.
      Revealing one’s tax returns will not reveal anything but $ results by category. All the supporting work sheets will not be there. They are in Trump’s personal records held for future audits.

  7. 75million Americans should chip in a buck to a go fund me account to funds to have lawyers that represent the American people. We should have lawsuits on Polosi and Schumer on their part for knowingly not have enough protection on January 6 that they new about. A lawsuit on Speaker P and her tearing up a historic speech by President Trump behind his back.. Plus lawsuits on blatant acts of treason on the American 75million people who are being slandered and threatened..

  8. It is not a law nor a requirement for a President either before or after the election to reveal their taxes. Previous individuals did it because they wanted to. None of them had ever been in business before so except for what they were hiding thru manipulation of the tax code they were more able to reveal their taxes without causing damage to their ability to return to their previous life once out of office.

  9. IF THE COURT SAYS THAT TRUMPS TAX RETURNS CAN BE SEEN, THEN ALL POLITICIANS SHOULD BE FORCED TO HAVE THEIR TAX RETURNS MADE AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE, NO EXCEPTIONS! IT’S ONLY FAIR.
    ESPECIALLY THOSE OF NANCY PELOSI, CHUCK SCHUMER, AND JOE BIDEN!

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