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The Department of Justice and the House Ways and Means Committee asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reject former President Donald Trump’s request to block the panel from accessing his tax records.

In the 30-page filing, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar argued that Trump and his legal team have not satisfied the standard for the “extraordinary relief” that they have requested.

Prelogar wrote that the executive branch determined that U.S. law required the treasury secretary to comply with a request from Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., for tax returns and related information associated with Trump and several businesses in which he has an interest.

Neal’s request “furthers a valid legislative purpose and comports with the separation of powers,” she said, adding that a district court agreed and a court of appeals unanimously affirmed the decision.

“The court of appeals correctly concluded that the 2021 request serves a valid legislative purpose, and the court correctly determined that the request does not threaten the separation of powers under the framework this Court articulated in Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP,” the Justice Department’s response said.

Earlier this month, Chief Justice John Roberts Chief temporarily blocked the Ways and Means panel from accessing Trump’s tax records. Roberts said the case would remain on hold until the court acts and asked the committee to file a response to Trump’s request by Thursday.

After the DOJ’s filing, the committee also filed a similar 52-page argument Thursday against Trump’s request. Democrats on the Ways and Means committee contend that their request is within Congress’s Article I power, does not violate the separation of powers and granting Trump’s application would “seriously harm Congress.”

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