(CNN) A federal appeals court on Tuesday signed off on a House Ways and Means Committee request to obtain former President Donald Trump's tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service.
The 3-0 ruling from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals is a blow to Trump, who has argued for years in court against releasing his tax returns to any investigators.
The appeals court said the mandate in the case would be issued seven days after any appeal Trump makes in the circuit court is resolved.
Trump may also appeal the case directly to the Supreme Court.
This litigation is separate from the House select committee's investigation into the January 6 riot.
The appeals court on Tuesday said that Trump did not prevail in his argument that as a former President his records should not be turned over.
The case stems lawsuit Neal filed in in 2019 seeking a court order compelling the IRS, then under the Trump administration, to turn over Trump's tax returns. »