At present, there are a number of concurrent investigations targeting former President Donald Trump, none of which have produced any truly substantial troubles for the presumptive 2024 GOP nominee of yet.
The reason for this inefficiency could be that the probes aren’t actually designed to charge Trump with any crime, but to sow the seeds of doubt in his political future.
In one such investigation, (which has been ongoing for years now), the House Ways and Means Committee is attempting to get their hands on Trump’s personal tax returns. This week, the issue reached the Supreme Court, and the Congressional group is not going to like what they hear.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining years of federal income tax returns of former President Donald Trump and related business entities from the IRS.
Roberts’ order came a day after Trump’s lawyers filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court requesting the delay, and two days before the IRS was set to give the committee the Republican’s tax returns.Trending:
The chief justice gave the Ways and Means Committee until Nov. 10 to respond to Trump’s application for the delay.
Trump wants the Supreme Court to block the committee from getting his tax returns and those of the related entities for the years 2015 through 2020 until he formally asks the high court to allow him to appeal lower court rulings that cleared the way for the records to be handed over.
The reason for the committee’s interest wasn’t exactly the most convincing.
The Democratic-controlled Ways and Means Committee has said it wants the returns as part of a probe of how the IRS audits presidential taxes.
Trump, who was elected to office precisely due to the fact that he was a non-traditional political entity, bucked tradition by refusing to release his returns on the advice of his lawyers.