Trump doesn't have to release tax returns for now: Court

In this April 11, 2016, file photo Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the Federal Circuit Judicial Conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

President Trump’s tax returns won’t be made public within the next few days after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a temporary stay, giving the Democratic-controlled House Committee on Oversight and Reform until Thursday to respond.

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“IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is hereby stayed pending receipt of a response, due on or before Thursday, November 21, 2019, by 3 p.m. ET, and further order of the undersigned or of the Court,” John Roberts, chief justice of the United States, ordered Monday.

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The Committee on Oversight and Reform did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment.

Trump's legal team has been battling to withhold his tax returns on two fronts.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that Trump's accounting firm had to turn over eight years of tax returns to New York prosecutors. On Thursday, Trump's legal team asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the release of those returns.

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to meet Friday and could discuss the case.