Judge blocks New York from turning over Trump tax returns to Congress

By Audrey Conklin

The order will block any House Ways and Means Committee requests for Trump’s tax returns via the New York law until the jurisdictional dispute is resolved.

The Trump administration filed a lawsuit July 23 arguing New York violated the president’s constitutional rights when it passed legislation earlier in the month to give the Democrat-controlled Ways and Means Committee access to the president’s state tax returns, according to Reuters.

Nichols said during a court hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., that “Mr. Trump cannot suffer any harm” until the issue is resolved, the Washington Examiner reported.

“I continue to expect that while I have this under advisement actions won’t be taken to moot this,” the judge said.

New York attorney Andrew Amer told the judge Wednesday that his clients think the D.C. court does not have authority over the case, and he would try to move it elsewhere or have it dismissed entirely.

The order to block New York from turning over the president’s tax returns is an alternative way around a different proposal from Trump that would require the Ways and Means committee, a defendant in the lawsuit by the Trump administration, to notify the court when making a request for the records.

Another hearing will take place Aug. 29 in Washington to decide whether Nichols has jurisdiction over the New York officials named as defendants in the president’s lawsuit, according to Reuters.

The judge’s order came two days after California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, signed into law a measure to require Trump to submit at least five years of his tax returns to qualify for California’s primary ballot.

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4 thoughts on “Judge blocks New York from turning over Trump tax returns to Congress

  1. Classic case of Judge Shopping. Maybe Adler can now go to the 9th Circus court in San Fran. to get Trumps NY tax returns.

    Let every democrat on the committee, forward their own tax returns, as a sign of equal treatment.

  2. One witch hunt failed so they’d going to another hole to look for the witch. Will it ever end??? Unlikely, even if the President gets reelected in 2020.

  3. I would suggest if the congress creeps want’s to see Pres Trumps Tax returns they all show theirs first, as a sign of willingness to be open. Once their all jailed for tax fraud or failure to pay this will become a non issue. There is NO law he has to show his, it’s his personal business.

  4. So I thought that the IRS does an audit on our taxes, we know that they have a gaggle of
    Democrats, that would love to nail the POTUS.

    So why does a pack of Liberal Democrats in Congress feel it’s their duty ……. Oh yeah,
    there just looking for dirt…………… pretty pathetic !!

    Congress, who in the hell made them the Ultimate source of Tax Justice, hell they can’t
    even balance a budget ……………they should be audited.

    Congress, the last remaining Circus!

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