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Trump sues lawmakers, officials to block tax returns release
Trump sues lawmakers, officials to block tax returns release

New York, July 24 (TIWN) US President Donald Trump has sued the Democratic-controlled House Ways and Means Committee and New York State officials, seeking to thwart efforts to obtain his state tax returns.

Trump filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court in Washington, DC against the Ways and Means Committee, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, and New York State Tax Commissioner Michael Schmidt, Xinhua reported citing the US media.  On July 2, the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Richard Neal, sued the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and their respective leaders, Steven Mnuchin and Charles Rettig, over their refusal to turn over Trump's tax returns.  On July 8, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an amendment to state law that would allow Congress to get hold of Trump's state tax returns.

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