House Dems plot 'air-tight' legal strategy to force Trump to hand over his taxes: report
President Donald Trump speaking to the United Nations (Screenshot)

Democrats in the House of Representatives are planning what they believe will be an "air-tight" legal strategy forcing President Donald Trump to hand over ten years' worth of tax returns.

ABC News reports that House Democrats expect that their fight over the president's taxes will go all the way to the Supreme Court, and they're tailoring their argument to win over what will be a court where the majority of justices were appointed by Republicans.

Attorneys working for the House Ways and Means Committee have been "crafting what they hope will be an 'air-tight' legal strategy to compel the president to hand over 10 years of his personal tax returns," even though they expect the administration to resist them at every turn.

The quest for Trump's taxes will begin with a letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury requesting them, and then a second letter requesting them if the original letter is ignored. After that, the House Ways and Means Committee will issue a subpoena for Trump's taxes, which lawmakers expect will then have to be settled in court.

"If we're going to court we need to lay out things that are very specific to indicate that the law is on our side, we want to make sure the facts are," Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) tells ABC News. "This is why it's going to be very methodical."