Great breakdown of how this is an abuse of power. New York literally created a law just to try to be able to get Trump’s tax returns and turn them over to Congress.
President Trump on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the House Ways and Means Committee, New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York tax commissioner Michael Schmidt in an effort to block them from releasing his state tax returns.
The big picture: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month signed a bill known as the TRUST Act that would permit tax officials to turn over Trump’s tax returns to any one of three congressional committees. Trump’s lawsuit alleges that the House Ways and Means Committee’s invocation of the TRUST Act would “lack a legitimate legislative purpose,” and that the law itself violates the First Amendment because the state of New York “enacted it to discriminate and retaliate against President Trump for his speech and politics.”