(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Supreme Court has denied Trump’s request to block House Democrats from accessing his tax returns, according to Just the News. Chief Justice Roberts temporarily blocked their release earlier this November when they were requested by the Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee.
Trump’s lawyers have contested the committee’s request, saying that it did not stand up to scrutiny, according to NBC News. But House Democrats including the Biden administration, echoed a similar refrain by demanding that the court deny Trump’s request, arguing instead that their need to view them is valid.
Tax returns are reportedly confidential under federal law, but special exceptions apply.
The former president took to his social media platform to criticize the high court, saying that despite him nominating three conservative justices, they have lost their “prestige.”
“The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price,” Trump wrote.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who stands to lose that position come this January, lauded the Supreme Court’s “commonsense decision,” saying the decision “upholds our Democracy, the rule of law and the Congress’s ability to execute its legislative and oversight responsibilities.”
After winning by a narrow margin in the midterms, the House GOP said that it will retract the request when they regain the lower chamber in the new year.
As the former president is currently being investigated by House Democrats, Senate Democrats over his alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot, and the Justice Department over allegedly keeping classified documents in his possession, he is also being sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The New York attorney general filed a civil lawsuit against the former president, three of his children, and others, alleging “years of financial fraud to obtain a host of economic benefits.” Trump has denied the fraud and called the suit a politically motivated attack.
The purpose of the suit, according to James, is to prevent Trump, his children, and the Trump Organization from ever doing business in the state again.