Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts granted a stay, temporarily blocking former President Trump from having to show his tax returns to the Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee.
On Monday Trump and his legal team filed asking the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax records. The House Ways and Means Committee first requested to see the tax returns in 2019.
"Upon consideration of the application of counsel for the applicants, it is so ordered that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 21-5289, is hereby stayed pending further order of the undersigned or of the court," Roberts’ order states, requesting that the committee respond before Thursday, Nov. 10, by noon.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., claimed last week that Trump as "tried to delay the inevitable."
"We’ve waited long enough—we must begin our oversight of the IRS’s mandatory presidential audit program as soon as possible," Neal said in a statement.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 1, 2022