Trump sues to stop access to his New York tax returns
Jul 24, 2019 12:21 am
Nick Reisman reports in New York State of Politics that lawyers for President Donald Trump filed a legal challenge to a New York law passed this year that would allow Congress to access his New York tax returns. Attorney General Letitia James in a statement said she will defend the measure, known as the TRUST Act. “President Trump has spent his career hiding behind lawsuits, but, as New York’s chief law enforcement officer, I can assure him that no one is above the law — not even the president of the United States,” James said. “The TRUST Act will shine a light on the president’s finances and finally offer transparency to millions of Americans yearning to know the truth. We have all the confidence that this law is legal and we will vigorously defend it against any court challenge.” So far Democrats in the House of Representatives have not made any efforts to access Trump’s New York tax records. The committee chairs of the Ways and Means and Judiciary panels in Congress could access the tax returns of public officials in New York, if the law holds up in the courts. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.