A federal judge has given former President Donald Trump time to challenge a Department of Justice (DOJ) order that said the IRS must disclose his income tax returns to Congress.
U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Trevor McFadden said that Trump and his lawyers have until Wednesday to issue a response.
Neither Trump nor his lawyers have said if they will challenge Friday’s order.
The DOJ said that the former president’s tax returns must be released by the IRS to Congress, a reversal from its position held during the Trump administration.
The department’s Office of Legal Counsel added that the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee had made a request with a legitimate legislative purpose to see Trump’s tax returns, with a stated objective of assessing how the IRS audits presidents’ tax returns.
Trump’s lawyers did not immediately respond to media requests for comment.