This Republican made it easier for Dems to get their hands on Trump's hidden tax returns
President Donald Trump. (AFP / MANDEL NGAN)

Democrats have moved to get their hands on President Donald Trump's tax returns and if successful will be able to thank a Republican, according to Bloomberg.

"In 2014, the GOP-controlled panel voted to expose taxpayer information surrounding the IRS’s admission that it improperly delayed some Tea Party groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. Committee Chairman Dave Camp had said the release was needed to inform the Justice Department about potential crimes and notify the public about IRS wrongdoing," the report said.

It went on to  explain how House Democrats could use this situation to their advantage.

"The episode, though under different circumstances, could be used by Democrats as a precedent to make some of Trump’s tax information public, if Democratic Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal ever succeeds in obtaining the returns, said Christopher Rizek, an attorney with Caplin & Drysdale in Washington," the report said.

House Ways and Means Committee have requested six years of Trump's tax returns.

"Democrats are investigating a number of matters related to Trump’s businesses before the 2016 election and whether he has paid all the taxes he owes," the report said.

Read the full report here.