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Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Ruling That Congress Can Subpoena Trump Tax Returns

Added 11-14-19 04:06:03am EST - “The full D.C. Circuit voted 8-3 not to reconsider an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that ruled against the president. Trump's lawyer says he will appeal to the Supreme Court.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Ruling That Congress Can Subpoena Trump Tax Returns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump greets members of Bikers for Trump and supporters in August 2018 at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The House Ways and Means Committee has subpoenaed, among other tax records, those related to his Bedminster club. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

President Trump greets members of Bikers for Trump and supporters in August 2018 at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The House Ways and Means Committee has subpoenaed, among other tax records, those related to his Bedminster club.

A U.S. appeals court opened the door for Congress to gain access to eight years of President Trump's tax records, setting the stage for a likely review by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to re-visit an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel that allowed Congress to subpoena the president's tax records. The House Oversight and Reform Committee subpoenaed those records in March.

The divided three-judge panel ruled in October that the House had a legitimate legislative pursuit in seeking Trump's personal tax returns. The president's lawyers had asked that the full D.C. Circuit reconsider the case.

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