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House Ways and Means Committee Democrats obtain Trump tax returns after Supreme Court order

The House Ways and Means Committee has received six years of former President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns after years of Democrat efforts to obtain them, the Treasury Department confirmed Wednesday. 

'Treasury has complied with last week’s court decision,' a Treasury spokesperson told Fox News Digital on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court last week ordered the handover of Trump’s tax returns to the committee, which has been seeking the records since 2019.

Last month, Chief Justice John Roberts granted a stay, temporarily blocking the former president from having to turn over his tax records to Democrats on the committee.

Trump, who announced his 2024 presidential campaign earlier this month, had asked the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax records.

Roberts formally denied the request last week.

'The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is denied,' the order stated. 'The order heretofore entered by The Chief Justice is vacated.'

The Treasury Department had held off on releasing Trump’s tax returns pending the final court action.

The Trump administration had refused to turn over six years of tax records, but the Biden Justice Department in 2021 had reversed that position and said that Congress should be able to review the records, a decision Trump and his legal team have appealed – leading to the current legal fight. Lower courts had sided with the House committee.

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