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Former President Donald Trump will fight any attempt by the Treasury Department to turn over his tax returns to Congress. This is according to Trump’s lawyer, Ronald Fischetti. Also, this is in reaction to the move by the Justice Department directing the Treasury to provide the documents to a House panel.

RELATED: SCOTUS OKs Release of Trump’s Tax Returns

‘No Evidence of Wrongdoing’

Fischetti reacted to the Treasury department’s plans to turn over Trump’s tax records to Congress. “There is no evidence of any wrongdoing here and I object to the release of the returns not only on behalf of my client but on behalf of all future holders of the office of the president of the United States,” he said.

Earlier, the Treasury Department told a federal judge Friday it intended to comply with a House Ways and Means Committee request. The panel asked for Trump’s tax records.

In light of the Justice Department’s new opinion, the Treasury will comply but will give the camp of Trump enough time to raise objections. Once the House committee receives the records, it could release all or part of the tax records to the public.  

Trump Buys More Time For His Tax Records

As a result, a judge asked both parties to agree to a time frame for written arguments by Wednesday. The court can take months to decide before the Treasury can hand over the document to Congress.

In case the judge rules in favor of the Treasury, Trump can still appeal the decision. The Justice Department declined to comment.

The effort to block the release of Trump’s tax records began way back in 2019. The Justice Department ruling is just the latest chapter in Trump’s legal challenges.

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The House Ways and Means Committee wants to view six years of Trump’s tax returns and audit records. The committee argued that they need the documents to learn how well the Internal Revenue Service audits the President. 

Biden Administration Gives House Panel Green Light

Previously under his administration, the Justice Department said that the House panel lacked a legitimate purpose for wanting to access documents. That all changed when President Joe Biden assumed office.

On Friday, Biden’s Justice Department said that the House panel had sufficient reasons to go after Trump’s records. It said the earlier legal memo didn’t give enough deference to the House committee. In particular, it said that the House tax panel, with its role to oversee the national tax system, has special access to tax information. 

However, Fischetti claimed it’s part of the hunt to pin something down to Trump. “What’s changed? This has been ongoing for years,” he said. As President, Trump didn’t exercise a tradition of both presidents and presidential candidates to voluntarily release tax records. He echoed Fischetti’s assertion that Democrats wanted them to find something to accuse him of. 

In return, the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel said that even an attempt to embarrass the former President will not invalidate the committee’s request.

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  • Ronald Kangas says:

    I would like to see how a wealthy person can pay no income tax, when people working for TIPS have to pay tax on them,

  • Leslie Bryant says:

    if you are just wanting to see how well they are auditing the presidents then you should not need 6 years worth of tax returns. He was only in office 4. Sounds like they are wanting to have another excuse for a witch hunt.

  • Scott Moore says:

    That is not how the law works. The police are not allowed to get a search warrant without evidence that a crime may have been committed and the government can’t just go looking through all your private documents in search of a crime you liberal shit bags. Why are Obummers college transcripts still not public?

  • Elaine says:

    Well then let’s pull tax tax records for Jeff Bezos,Amazon all of their shell companies all of the places they hide their money under relatives names etc. etc.
    Better yet if we’re going after one person we should go after all of the Rich …Warren Buffett every retired CEOCFO owner of any sports teams airlines…
    We could spend taxpayer dollars all day long every single day till the end of Time.
    In the end is it actually going to put any more money in your pocket?
    And I really wanna know how a lifelong politician and the only job he’s ever had in almost 50 years ends up being wealthy? I guess he’s just really good with his money

  • Dick says:

    Amen Bro!

  • Dick says:

    We the people have been trying for months to find out about “The Big Guy” and his Son Hunter the (Self admitted criminal through his emails). What about them? Seems to me, if we are living in a Democracy, that someone in the current position as Sleepy Joe, would have a lot more emphasis on our society than on a former leader who has already had two sham impeachments. They must be trying hard for a third, but it won’t happen! And starting in 2022 and 2024 to those commie marxists that refer to themselves as Democrats remember, “What Goes Around, Comes Around”.

  • Huapakechi says:

    If Trump’s tax returns are to be examined, let’s have the tax returns of EVERY elected official out before the public.
    The irs has audited Trump just about every year and they’ve found nothing. What is congress going to find?

  • JC says:

    It is already obvious that the DOJ is not credible especially with Merrick Garland in charge as he is already as biased as they come and he is licking Biden boots. As for questions about rich citizens perhaps you should study a little before making goofy statements. Rich people give very large donations on purpose to reduce them giving up more income and it is very legal. Even poor people can donate to reduce taxes owed. It is people like the Bidens that lie so they don’t pay taxes or give donations.

  • Sam says:

    Id love to swe pelosis twxes, or Xidens. And I mean the TRUE taxes. Like the illegal money from Russia, China, Iran, the Ukraine, etc., etc.

  • Ladydragon10 says:

    Pres. Donald Trump has been raked over the coals prior to the 2016 election. During his four years as President, he has been investigated up, down, left and right, have they found any wrong doing? NO, they have not. A man that is as prominent as he is, has his taxes filled out by lawyers and they do not mess up. They also have a reputation to uphold. Leave this man alone. He worked 4 years without a salary for We The People and boy did he work very hard for us and against the swamp who tried to destroy him and he won each time.

  • Stuart D Wagner says:

    The answer is NO! NO! NO!

    NO Excuses, you dumb Hypocrites.

  • Thomas Quillen says:

    Pres. Donald Trump has been raked over the coals prior to the 2016 election. During his four years as President, he has been investigated up, down, left and right, have they found any wrong doing? What about The Big Guy” and his Son Hunter the (Self admitted criminal through his emails). What about them?

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