Democrat Presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted on Friday that because he’s released 21 years of his own tax returns, “we deserve to know what [Donald Trump] is hiding.
Democrats are desperate to pursue any angle that presents the potential for attacking Trump, but the Supreme Court struck a blow to their ambitions by ruling against a petition to speed the release of Trump’s tax returns on Monday.
The New York Post reported:
The House’s lawyers had asked the court to put into effect immediately its decision earlier this month that said Trump did not have an absolute right to refuse to comply with legitimate congressional subpoenas for documents.
The court ruled earlier that Congress did not have unlimited authority to get materials from a president because its demands must have a legitimate legislative purpose.
The ruling sent the case back to the lower courts, where the scope of the House subpoenas is likely to be narrowed.
Supreme Court decisions typically take effect 25 days after being issued, which in this case would be early August, pushing Democrat-led plans to obtain his financial records dangerously close to election day.
Democrats argue that Trump’s tax returns and financial records are key to multiple probes into Trump’s business dealings before his election in 2016.