(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, former President Donald Trump formally requested that the United States Supreme Court intervene and stop the United States Congress from obtaining his tax returns.
As CNBC is currently reporting in, “Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in effort by Congress to get his tax returns“:
“Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Monday to intervene in a case in which the IRS was ordered to give years of his income tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee.
“The request that Chief Justice John Roberts block the committee from getting the tax returns, for now, came after Trump lost an attempt to reverse the judicial order at a federal appeals court.
“‘This case raises important questions about the separation of powers that will affect every future President,’ Trump’s lawyers said in their emergency application.” [emphasis added]
“The lawyers asked the court to issue a stay of an appeals court ruling against Trump on the tax returns by Wednesday, allowing time for him to ask the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the ruling. But the lawyers also said the Supreme Court could construe Monday’s filing as a petition for such an appeal, and agree to take the case.
“The filing accuses the committee in its request of get his tax returns solely for the purpose of releasing them to the public, and not, as the committee has stated, as a review of IRS audits of presidents.” [emphasis added]
According to Supreme Court experts, Chief Justice Roberts is expected to act quickly on the request.
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