Trump Can't Block Tax Return Release To House, Judge Says

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By Theresa Schliep (December 14, 2021, 10:00 PM EST) — Former President Donald Trump can’t block a House committee’s efforts to obtain his tax returns, a D.C. federal judge ruled Tuesday, saying the panel had sufficient legislative reason for requesting the documents but also warning against any public disclosure.

Former President Donald Trump has been fighting a House committee’s request for his tax returns. (AP Photo/LM Otero) House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., made an adequate case for requesting the former president’s tax records for 2015 through 2020, U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden said in an opinion that dismissed Trump’s claims disputing the request.

The committee’s stated legislative…

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