Federal Judge Carl Nichols announced on Monday that President Trump can’t sue New York State to stop the release of his tax returns to Congress.
He said Trump can continue to challenge the release of his returns if he starts a new lawsuit in a New York court or waits for Congress to make the request.
BREAKING: A judge has dismissed President Trump’s lawsuit against me over the TRUST Act.
The TRUST Act, a law allowing Congress to request access to financial documents from NY, is an important tool that will ensure accountability & transparency.
No one is above the law.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) November 11, 2019
New York State Attorney General Letitia James was happy with Nichols’ decision, saying:
“We are pleased with the court’s conclusion. The TRUST Act is an important tool that will ensure accountability to millions of Americans who deserve to know the truth,” she said. “We have never doubted that this law was legal, which is why we vigorously defended it from the start and will continue to do so.”
Trump has not announced what steps he plans on taking next. One of his lawyers, Jay Sekulow, issued a statement saying that Trump’s legal team is going over their options.
We’ll see how this continues to play out.
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