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US house committee receives Donald Trump’s tax returns

The US house Ways and Means Committee now has received six years of former president Donald Trump’s federal tax returns, ending a yearslong pursuit by Democrats to dig into his most closely guarded personal details.

A Treasury spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday that “Treasury has complied with last week’s court decision”.

The spokesperson did not however provide any additional information.

Federal courts had decided the House could request six years of Trump’s returns, after the committee had requested them in 2019 and again in 2021, according to public court records.

The handover had been on hold, until the Supreme Court declined last week to intervene. Several judges, including Republican appointees, have found the House had power to request the returns from the IRS.

Treasury declined to say whether the committee members have accessed the documents, according to a Treasury official.

The committee, led by Democratic Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, had sought six years of Trump’s tax records, primarily from the time he served as president. That included records about both Trump personally and several of his corporate entities.

Democrats are not expected to review the tax returns at this session, and the documents are not expected to be immediately released to the public.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas