Trump Must Hand Over Two Years of Tax Records to House Panel: Judge

Former President Donald Trump’s accountants have to give two years of tax records to Democrats in Congress, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, in a partial win for the House Oversight Committee, said records from 2017 and 2018 must be handed over to the panel. But the Obama nominee also rejected efforts to obtain more tax records dating back to 2011, arguing the panel’s subpoena was “broad” and “invasive” to the extent that it “poses an appreciable risk to the separation of powers.” “In the current polarized political climate, it is not difficult to imagine the incentives a Congress would have to threaten or influence a sitting President with a similarly robust subpoena, issued after he leaves office, in order to ‘aggrandize itself at the President’s expense.’ In the court’s view, this not-insignificant risk to the institution of the presidency outweighs the Committee’s incremental legislative …Read More

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