Trump sues House Ways and Means panel to block disclosure of his tax returns

Kevin Breuninger |

  • President Trump filed a lawsuit against the House Ways and Means Committee, the New York state’s attorney general and tax chief to block the disclosure of years of his tax returns.
  • The president’s lawsuit came less than a month after the Ways and Means Committee sued the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service to obtain Trump’s federal returns. Trump’s new legal action intervenes in that suit.
  • Trump has refused to show his tax documents, despite a longstanding tradition among modern presidential candidates to disclose their returns.

 

Kevin Lamarque | Reuters

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after arriving at Pitt-Greenville Airport before heading to a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, North Carolina, July 17, 2019.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Democrat-led House Ways and Means Committee, as well as the New York state’s attorney general and its tax chief, to block the disclosure of years of his tax returns.

The president’s lawsuit came less than a month after the Ways and Means Committee sued the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service to obtain Trump’s federal returns.

Trump’s new legal action intervenes in that suit, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

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Trump has refused to show his tax documents before or after winning the 2016 presidential election, despite a longstanding tradition among modern presidential candidates to disclose their returns.

In May, New York’s State Senate passed a bill, dubbed the TRUST Act, allowed Congress to request years of Trump’s state tax returns.

But Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., the only Democrat empowered to make the request for Trump’s state returns, has so far refused to do so.

Bloomberg News reported that Neal believed aiming his sights on the state returns might give fodder to the Trump administration’s claim that Congress has no “legitimate legislative purpose” to peek at Trump’s personal finances. Rather, Neal reportedly thought, it would appear as though the documents were being targeted for political reasons.

But Trump’s lawsuit argues that Neal “is facing intense pressure from his fellow Democrats to invoke the TRUST Act and obtain the President’s state tax returns.”

“Succumbing to this pressure, the Chairman recently announced that he does not oppose using the TRUST Act and that House counsel was ‘reviewing’ it now,” the complaint says.

“That review could end—and Chairman Neal could decide to request the President’s state returns—at any time, with no notice to the President. And New York could respond to the request nearly instantaneously, mooting the President’s ability to object before his tax records are disclosed,” the document says.

“President Trump was thus forced to bring this lawsuit to safeguard his legal rights.”

Neither Attorney General Letitia James’ office nor a spokesman for Neal immediately responded to CNBC’s request for comment on Trump’s intervention in the suit for Trump’s tax returns.

Read Trump’s legal complaint below:

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