Democrats in Congress can have copies of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a federal court ruled Tuesday, ending a legal fight that has dragged on for years.
Democrats initially requested the returns in 2019 under a federal law that grants certain congressional committees any private tax information they formally request from the IRS.
The Trump administration defied the request, and Democrats asked for a federal court to intervene. A Trump-appointed judge declined to rule on the merits of the case, but after Joe Biden took control of the White House, the Treasury Department reversed his position.
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that complying with the request would not violate Trump’s rights.
“We look forward to receiving the requested tax returns and audit files immediately,” Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee said in a statement. cheep Tuesday.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.