The Department of Justice has requested additional time to make its decision on fulfilling House Democrat’s request for former President Trump’s tax returns. House Democrats have been demanding Trump’s tax returns be made public since 2019.
The Hill reports:
CNN reported that lawyers for the department, along with attorneys representing the House Ways and Means Committee, said in a joint filing Wednesday that “they have had communications, and anticipate further communications, that may inform Defendants’ position in this case.”
The request is the latest move in the House’s lawsuit against the Treasury Department to enforce a subpoena for Trump’s taxes that the Treasury Department declined to comply with while Trump was in office.
DOJ lawyers said earlier this month that they would not object to a move by Trevor McFadden, a federal district judge in Washington, D.C., to extend his order through April 2 that requires the Treasury Department to give Trump’s personal lawyers 72 hours’ notice before providing the former president’s tax returns to the Ways and Means Committee.
However, lawyers for the House committee said that any additional time granted to the administration to make its decision on the tax returns “should be limited, given how long the Committee’s request has been stymied.”
Trump has fiercely fought against turning over his tax returns, breaking from precedent.