The Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Democrat-run congress from obtaining Donald Trump’s personal tax returns.
The court’s decision is temporary, until justices have more information.
This move comes after Trump’s legal team filed an emergency application on Monday, asking the court to halt the release of tax records to Congress.
Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Rep Richard Neal (D-Mass) has requested the tax returns as part of an effort to possibly revamp how the committee audits presidents.
Trump’s team argued the real reason why the committee wants the returns is to eventually leak it to the public.
The emergency application said, “The Committee’s purpose in requesting President Trump’s tax returns has nothing to do with funding or staffing issues at the IRS and everything to do with releasing the President’s tax information to the public.”
The team also noted how democrat lawmakers have publicly stated politically-motivated intentions for seeking Trumps records. The application said, “Pelosi’s on-the-record statements, as well as statements by other officials involved in making the request, evince quite a different purpose: exposing President Trump’s tax information to the public for the sake of exposure.”
Trump’s tax returns have been a focal point for the Democrats as they seek to discredit and politically-weaken Trump. However, Trump’s legal team said the disclosure of Trump’s business dealings will cause irreparable harm to Trump and his businesses.