A three-judge appeals panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously sided with the Joe Biden administration and the Democrat-lef U.S. House Ways and Means Committee that the IRS must hand over 45th President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns.
The Hill reports:
“The 2021 Request seeks information that may inform the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means as to the efficacy of the Presidential Audit Program, and therefore, was made in furtherance of a subject upon which legislation could be had,” Judge David Sentelle wrote in the panel’s opinion.
“Further, the Request did not violate separation of powers principles under any of the potentially applicable tests primarily because the burden on the Executive Branch and the Trump Parties is relatively minor.”
Sentelle was appointed by former President Reagan. The two other judges on the panel, Karen Henderson and Robert Wilkins, were appointed by former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Obama, respectively.
Attorneys representing Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.