Trump Has Lost Key Defense in Tax Return Fight, Democrats Say

May 6, 2021, 2:12 PM

House Democrats seeking Donald Trump’s tax returns argued that their subpoena should no longer be held to the same legal standards that applied when Trump was president.

In a brief filed in federal court in Washington on Wednesday, the House Oversight Committee said Trump had lost the protections established by the Supreme Court that allowed his accounting firm to avoid turning over eight years of his financial information.

“Presidents are not kings,” the Democrats said, “and they do not serve for life.”

It’s the latest chapter in a winding legal dispute that began two years ago when the Democrats ...

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