House committee finally gets Trump’s tax returns after years-long battle

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House Democrats are officially in possession of six year’s worth of former President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns.

The chamber’s Ways and Means Committee received documents for the years 2013 to 2018 from the IRS Wednesday with just over a month to go in the lame-duck session.

The Treasury Department told CNN it has complied with the Supreme Court’s order last week to not intervene after lower courts mandated the handover to lawmakers. 

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has sought the 76-year-old former president’s tax records since 2016, when Trump became the first presidential candidate in four decades to refuse to voluntarily submit the documents to public scrutiny, citing an alleged audit.

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