Judge rejects Trump bid to keep tax returns from Congress By Reuters

Judge rejects Trump bid to keep tax returns from Congress By Reuters
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By Eric Beech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. judge on Tuesday dismissed a bid by former President Donald Trump to keep his tax returns from a House of Representatives committee, ruling that Congress’ legislative interest outweighed any deference Trump should receive as a former president.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said in his ruling that Trump was “wrong on the law” in seeking to block the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns.

McFadden, who also said it was within the power of the committee’s chairman to publish the returns if he saw fit, put his ruling on…

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