A US appeals court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by Donald Trump, who wanted a review of a previous court decision authorizing the US Congress to seek congressional financial documents, according to documents consulted by the US Congress. AFP.
His lawyer, Jay Sekulow, quoted by US media, immediately announced that the case would be brought to the Supreme Court.
This judgment deals with Donald Trump’s affairs before and after his election, from 2011 to 2018. The Democrats suspect the former real estate mogul to have inflated the value of his assets to obtain loans, but also to conceal potential conflicts of interest.
To find out more, a commission in the House of Representatives ordered in April the former accounting firm of Donald Trump, Mazars, to send him a whole series of financial documents, including audit reports or reports. annual balance sheets.
The White House, which denounces a “harassment”, had seized justice to block this injunction.
But this reading was rejected in May by a Washington judge, whose decision was upheld in October by a court of appeal. On Wednesday, the judges refused to reassess the case.
“Americans deserve to know what Donald Trump hides in his tax returns,” tweeted soon after this announcement Joe Biden, a political rival of Donald Trump and presidential candidate in 2020.
At the same time, a New York prosecutor is trying to get the president’s tax returns – who have always refused to make them public – as part of an investigation into payments made during the 2016 campaign to buy the silence of women posing as former mistresses of Donald Trump.
In early October, a judge in New York authorized the transmission of these tax returns. The president appealed, but it was dismissed by a federal court of appeal in early November.