US House to public Trump’s Tax returns

WASHINGTON: A Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives committee was poised to release six years of former US president Donald Trump’s tax returns to the public on Friday in an extraordinary move days before Republicans take control of the chamber.
The release of Trump’s returns for 2015 to 2020 will cap a multi-year battle between the former Republican president and Democratic lawmakers.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal requested the returns in 2019, arguing that Congress needed to see them to determine if legislation on presidential returns was needed.
Trump, who took office in 2017, was the first presidential candidate in decades who did not release his taxes, and he sued the committee in an effort to keep them private. The Supreme Court ruled in November in the committee’s favour. –Agencies