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The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for a congressional committee to examine Donald Trump’s tax returns, denying without comment the former president’s last-ditch effort to extend a legal battle that has consumed Congress and the courts for years.
The justices’ brief order means that the Treasury Department may quickly hand over six years of tax records from Trump and some of his companies to the House Ways and Means Committee.
There were no recorded dissents and, as is often the case in emergency applications, the court did not state a reason for denying Trump’s request to withhold the records.
Congress changes hands in early January next year, so there is not a lot of time to examine these tax documents before the Republicans squash it all. Now, of course, there’s always the possibility that they might leak to the media (they totally will leak, instantly) and the examination will be more like crowd sourcing.
Only guessing Thanksgiving at Merde-a-Lardo is going to involve a lot of…