High Court Blocks Congress From Seeing Trump Tax Returns

US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax reform in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining years of tax returns of former President Donald Trump.
  • Roberts’ order gives the Supreme Court time to weigh the legal issues in Trump’s emergency appeal to the high court, filed Monday.
  • Without court intervention, the tax returns could have been provided as early as Thursday by the Treasury Department to the Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee.

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