U.S. Supreme Court To Congress: You Can’t Have Trump’s Tax Returns… Yet

The Supreme Court didn’t reject Congress, they just put it off for a bit.

A lower court put a hold on requiring the president’s longtime accounting firm handing his taxes to a House committee.  On Monday, the Supreme Court extended that hold, giving the president another week or so to file an appeal. If Trump files, and the court takes up the appeal, then the records will remain where they are until the Supreme Court issues a ruling.

The case represents an important showdown pitting the powers of the presidency against the authority of Congress, with Trump fighting doggedly to keep details of this finances private even as he faces an impeachment inquiry in the House.

This isn’t the only case pending in which authorities are trying to unveil the president’s taxes.  Local prosecutors in New York have demanded his returns from 2011 through 2018 as part of a criminal case.  That case is already on appeal to the Supreme Court, which hasn’t responded as to whether or not it will take the case.

The fight over Trump’s financial records is part of a larger struggle between the president and the Democrats who control the House and have launched numerous investigations – including an impeachment inquiry – into his conduct and various actions by his administration.

10 Comments

  1. Lemme see now. If members of congress are entitled to see someone’s tax returns shouldn’t the taxpayer be entitled to see theirs??? It would be interesting to see how some of these politicians got such huge amounts of money. And after all they are the taxpayer’s employees.

    • All members of Congress and the Trump administration should be required to provide tax returns. The arrogance of Trump and his criminal dealings make it mandatory for the citizens of this Nation to have a clear understanding of the financial dealings of all public servants. Trump is a criminal and this has affected the welfare of this Nation. He is not God, King nor immune from investigation of his financial dealings which affect our welfare.

  2. as someone has said: I don’t worry about billionaires who want to become politicians. I worry about politicians who become millionaires. I think we need to see the tax returns of any politician once they start a second term. How do politicians become so rich, and why isn’t anybody asking that question?

  3. as someone above has said: I don’t worry about billionaires who want to become politicians. I worry about politicians who become millionaires. I think we need to see the tax returns of any politician once they start a second term. How do politicians become so rich, and why isn’t anybody asking that question? Like Harry Truman said about crooked politicians. Trump has his money, he does not need any more from being preisdent. That’s why he does not take a salary.

  4. I am interested as well in how people become billionaires. Period. What Trump did before he was elected will tell us more about who he is beholden to financially and if he is honest. Financial ethics are revealing. Congress members are one person in a large body, and individually they are beholden to their constituents. But the President has the entire country as his. I want to see his returns first; he has the most impact on the country as a whole. When the banks would no longer loan him money, who did? And how has he paid those persons/entities back? How has this influenced, say, an aluminum plant in Kentucky? If the wrong people, i.e. people with an agenda that is not American, are able to exert financial influence over a President, then we have a problem.

  5. What gives these losers the right to see any Americans tax return? All you morons asking for the Presidents returns, we want to see yours. It has always amazed me how average Joe’s could enter congress and in a few short years become millionaires, there can’t be any corruption here… Right? Remove these losers before they become too powerful, don’t care what party they all suck! President of the US whoever you are, you need to fire all bureaucrats, because they all think they run the country! All of you have forgotten we the people are in charge! Stop giving other people your power!!!

  6. Everybody tries to find ways of not paying taxes, by cheating on their taxes,
    Trump should hire someone a little more diplomatic to speak for him, he’s a verbal moron, has no respect for 80% of America,

  7. What happened to Trump’s “I’ll show my taxes after the election”? like, he has to build a wall because it was a campaign promise. Not all promises are important, eh, Mr. President?

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