Trump Demands Judge block law allowing New York state to hand over his tax information to the Democrat-led House ways and means committee because the rule only applies if he is President according to Trump lawyers.
The Trust Act is being used by the state of New York to gain access to Trump’s tax Information if a congressional committee asks for it.
President Trump also sued the New York AG’s office and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to block them from handing over Congress’s information.
TRUMP LAWYERS INTERPRETATION OF THE LAW:
“While the Trust Act is not the clearest statute, the best reading is that it does not apply to former presidents,”
“The committee is still pursuing plaintiff’s financial information, the committee will not concede that the Trust Act is limited to current presidents, the committee will not promise not to invoke the Trust Act against the plaintiff, and the committee will not agree to give plaintiff advance notice before it invokes the Trust Act,”
THE COMMITTEE LAWYERS RESPONSE:
“The chairman and the committee have taken no action at all with regard to the New York state statute or plaintiff Donald J. Trump’s New York state tax returns, nor threatened to take any such action,”
Judge Nichols dismissed the case against the New York defendants, stating that he had no jurisdiction over them but said that Trump could Refile his lawsuit in N.Y. state.
The original case against the House Ways and Means Committee was allowed to go on.
MORE INFO ON LAWSUIT
The case is Trump v. Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, 19-cv-2173, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).
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