Trump does not have to hand over tax records at first
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First of all, Donald Trump can breathe deeply: the US President does not have to hand over his tax records to the House's Control Committee. His critics believe he has something to hide.
US-President Donald Trump does not need to disclose his tax records to a committee of the House of Representatives. The Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court, ruled Monday that it would last until the judges made a ruling on the matter.
Trump's lawyers now have to file a formal appeal by December 5. It will probably be months before a final court decision on the case.
The Audit Committee had requested the documents from Trump's accountancy firm for a period of eight years under penalty of punishment, a so-called subpoena. At the beginning of November, an appeals court in Washington ruled that the subpoena was in place. Trump's lawyers then called the Supreme Court.
Critics think Trump has something to hide
The Supreme Court is also pending another petition seeking to prevent Trump from handing over its tax records to the New York Procuratorate. The prosecution has also requested tax documents from Trump and its companies via Subpoena for a period of eight years.
Trump tries with all his might to prevent the release of the tax documents. His critics nourish the suspicion that he has something to hide. Normally, US presidential candidates publish their tax returns during the election campaign. Trump has argued, among other reasons, for his refusal in the past, that his tax returns are very complicated and people would not understand them.
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