The guy seems to be seeing the every government entity he can find, eh?
Trump is a native New Yorker, so he’s filed NewYork State tax returns all his life….
The state has just passed a law that if a House committee chair wants Donald Trump’s state tax info?
It CAN be released to that member of Congress….
New York State seems to be the only place that has won legal actions against Trump….
They have do so against his foundation, which has been closed, his University which settled with the state after closing down…The NYS Attorney General is probing Trump’s tax-exempt status, if that was to betaken away?…It would cost Trump millions in tax liabilities …Trump’s 2016 campaign was based in New York also….
President Donald Trump is going to court to prevent House Democrats from getting his long-hidden tax returns from the state of New York.
In a suit filed Tuesday in Washington, he asked a federal court to prevent Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal from taking advantage of a recently passed New York law designed to give Neal access to Trump’s confidential state tax filings.
The suit, which targets both Neal and New York officials, comes as the Massachusetts Democrat is simultaneously suing Trump for his federal tax returns.
Neal has been lukewarm on the prospects of tapping the New York law, suggesting that using it could undermine his bid for six years of Trump’s federal personal returns and select business returns. The president’s lawsuit expresses concern that Neal could nevertheless act on the law at any time.
It contends that Democrats do not have a legitimate reason for seeking Trump’s New York returns “because the committee’s jurisdiction is limited to federal taxes, no legislation could possibly result from a request for the president’s state tax returns.”
The suit also argues the New York law violates the First Amendment of the Constitution because it was enacted “to discriminate and retaliate against President Trump for his speech and politics.”
It’s the latest volley in what’s likely to be a long court fight over the president’s returns. Neal filed suit against Trump earlier this month, seeking to enforce a subpoena for the records that the administration has defied. Neal is seeking the information under a 1924 law that allows the heads of Congress’s tax committees to examine anyone’s confidential tax filings. Trump has defied a decades-old tradition of presidents voluntarily releasing their tax filings.
Seeking to help congressional Democrats, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last month authorizing officials there to share Trump’s state tax returns with Neal. Trump’s New York return would likely include some of the same information that’s on his federal one.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, who was also named Tuesday in the suit, said: “We have all the confidence that this law is legal and we will vigorously defend it against any court challenge.”…..