Federal court rules that House committee can access Trump’s tax records

A federal appeals court unanimously ruled Tuesday that a House committee can access former President Donald Trump’s tax records following a yearslong legal battle.

Trump’s lawyers are all but certain to appeal the ruling.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., on Tuesday lauded the appeals court’s “long-anticipated” opinion. Neal first requested copies of Trump’s federal tax returns in April 2019, a request the Treasury Department initially refused.

NBC Federal court rules that House committee can access Trump’s tax records