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Who's next in line?

Would have been Devin Nunes but he's also leaving so most likely it will be Vern Buchanan of Florida.
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Supreme Court allows release of Trump's tax records to House Democrats
NBC News, Nov 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former President Donald Trump's last-ditch plea to block the release of his tax records to House Democrats, paving the way for their possible disclosure to the lawmakers.

The decision by the court in a brief order noting no dissenting votes means the committee can try to access the documents ahead of the Republican take-over of the House in January. The committee, however, has not said how quickly it expects to get the documents. Upon taking control, Republicans are expected to withdraw the request.

Earlier this month, Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked the Ways and Means panel from accessing Trump’s tax records while the court decided how to act on Trump’s request.

Trump, who, unlike other recent presidents, refused to make his tax returns public amid scrutiny of his business affairs, turned to the justices after an appeals court in Washington refused to intervene. The court has recently rejected similar requests from Trump.

The former president's lawyers contested the House Ways and Means Committee’s assertion that it needed the information to probe how the IRS conducts the auditing process for presidents, saying it did not stand up to scrutiny.

House Democrats, as well as the Biden administration, urged the court to reject Trump's request, saying their demand for the tax documents reflected a valid legislative purpose.

More:  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-allows-release-trumps-tax-records-house-democrats-rcna56644

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The former president's lawyers contested the House Ways and Means Committee’s assertion that it needed the information to probe how the IRS conducts the auditing process for presidents, saying it did not stand up to scrutiny.

House Democrats, as well as the Biden administration, urged the court to reject Trump's request, saying their demand for the tax documents reflected a valid legislative purpose.

Ok then. We need to see how the IRS audits House Speakers, Senate Leaders,  FBI Directors. AGs ........

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They have been after his tax returns for years.  What do they expect to find? Even if he isn't as rich as he proclaims to be, so what?

As a point of order: Tax returns have nothing to do with how rich he is. When I was swinging at it, my personal net worth didn't look like much... Because the money was left up in my various corporations. And anything that was write-off was purchased through my companies - So I had every use of them, but they weren't 'technically' mine... Even though they were mine. It costs a TON in taxes to pull money down to the personal level and comparatively little to leave it up in the business.