For seven years, Americans and their legislators have been seeking Donald Trump’s tax returns. But the previous president has fought them mightily at every turn. Now with just about six weeks left until the changing of the House parties, Trump’s taxes are finally released. And 45 is out for the Supreme Court justices’ blood.
It seems that the ex-president believed the three Supreme Court (SCOTUS) justices he installed during his tenure were his to own. But alas, SCOTUS has proven that untrue when the Court turned down the former president’s emergency appeal to keep his taxes hidden.
The House’s powerful Ways and Means Committee stands ready at the starting line to tear into the complex taxes, according to MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Trump wrote on his version of Twitter, Truth Social, that he was a victim of the Supreme Court. The former White House resident erroneously asked whether “Joe Biden paid taxes on all the money he made illegally?” And therein lies the hint into why Trump has resisted releasing his taxes so vociferously, according to The Independent:
‘Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do! It is unprecedented to be handing over Tax Returns, & it creates terrible precedent for future Presidents. Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally from Hunter & beyond.’
The nation soon learned that Trump had no interest in tradition nor precedent. The former president claimed that his taxes were “under audit,” and therefore could not be turned over. But, indeed, the IRS could have released the ex-president’s returns at any time.
House Dems wanted Trump’s returns and affiliated records, because they have oversight over the IRS’ “routine presidential audits.”
Trump wrote on Wednesday that the Court “has lost its honor, prestige, and standing,” which may be true. But that was not the reason Donald Trump fought turning his own tax returns over to the House legislators:
‘The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price. They refused to even look at the Election Hoax of 2020. Shame on them!’
The three Trump-appointed justices also refused to comply with another request:
‘[From] 126 House Republicans and 18 GOP state attorneys general, to nullify Biden’s wins in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania.’
In addition, these same SCOTUS justices refused a request that arose from Pennsylvania members of the GOP to void President Joe Biden’s win, MSNBC reported. After all, 81,000 Americans voted for the sitting president. And Trump was foiled once again.
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