For a man whose political campaigns were built on accusations about his opponents’ lack of transparency, Donald Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to block Congress, and by extension the American voters, from seeing his tax returns. Since his run in 2016, at which time he insisted he’d be happy to turn them over to the public once he was no longer under audit, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice has feared his business dealings being public knowledge, almost as if he knows there are unflattering things about him in those documents.
Trump loses latest court bid to block Congress from getting his income tax returns https://t.co/prZzCgSSjF
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 27, 2022
The House Ways and Means Committee has once again won a case in court in which the judge ordered Trump to turn them over. The panel of judges on the federal appeals court hearing the case made the same ruling in August, and on Thursday, they denied Trump’s request for a new hearing.
According to CNBC:
‘Thursday’s decision by the full appeals court, which had no noted dissents, sets the stage for Trump to make an expected request to the Supreme Court to hear his appeal. However, the court is not obligated to grant that request.’
It is unlikely that the saga of Trump’s tax returns will be put to rest after today’s ruling. In fact, Trump is likely to appeal the ruling once again, hoping to have the case heard by the Supreme Court, where Trump allies and appointees could rule in his favor. However, it is not required of the SCOTUS to hear the case and may simply decline to hear another of Trump’s appeals.
Twitter had no sympathy for the beleaguered ex-president and are wondering why Trump has so far faced no consequences considering all of the investigations and allegations against him. Read some of their comments below: