Yet another federal judge tosses Trump’s attempt to block release of his tax returns
President Donald J. Trump waves to the crowd after participating in pre-game ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the Army-Navy NCAA College football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
A federal judge has tossed out a portion of President Donald Trump’s lawsuit which attempts to block a ruling ordering his tax returned to be released. The Washington, D.C. judge, according to MSNBC, says he does not have jurisdiction to rule in the case, given that the lawsuit pertains to officials in New York State.
The judge who blocked Trump’s attempt was appointed by President Trump himself, CNN reports.
The President is attempting to stop House Democrats from obtaining his tax returns and financial records.
Trump can refile his lawsuit in a different jurisdiction, presumably a federal court in New York.
… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.
It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.