An appeals court in Washington Wednesday rejected a complaint from US President Donald Trump’s lawyers to challenge the decision of a lower court that allowed Congress to access the head’s tax returns, Bloomberg reported.
A court in the Columbian metropolitan area has decided that the relevant committee of the House of Representatives has the authority to request Trump's tax returns over the past few years. The president has appealed the decision opposing the publication of information about his tax deductions
According to Bloomberg, the court of appeal upheld the decision of the lower court, but this does not mean that congressmen will be able to immediately access the desired data. According to Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow, Trump intends to appeal this verdict to the US Supreme Court.
This is the second defeat of the US President in courts in the past month concerning the publication of his tax returns. Earlier, a New York court of appeal upheld a decision by a lower court that rejected Trump's lawyers' attempt to ban his tax information from New York from 2011.