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Former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit to prevent Congress from seeing his tax returns was dropped by Federal Judge Trevor McFadden because Trump was “wrong on the law,” as he put it.

McFadden ruled on Tuesday that Trump cannot prevent the House Ways and Means Committee from receiving Trump’s tax returns, the latest in a string of cases regarding the former president’s tax returns.

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Trump is suing Treasury to prevent the Ways and Means Committee from publishing his tax returns, which McFadden summarised in his judgment on the matter. It’s not hard to believe the Committee’s stated interest in an IRS policy that mandates audits of Presidents in office is a ruse to expose their tax returns, as shown by the evidence he gathers. In addition, he makes legal arguments against the Act that the Committee depends on.”

And even if the former president is correct about the facts, McFadden noted that “A long line of Supreme Court judgments demands significant respect to facially reasonable congressional investigations. Even the extra attention paid to prior presidents has no impact on the result. As a result, this lawsuit will be dismissed by the Court.”

Over the course of 45 pages, McFadden dissected Trump’s claims and came to the conclusion that although “it may not be appropriate or prudent” for Chairman Richard Neal to disclose Trump’s tax returns, “it is the Chairman’s prerogative to do so. This unprecedented authority was provided to him by Congress, and courts are reluctant to speculate on the motivations of Congress or the validity of lawfully passed legislation.”

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However, the court “will not do so here and hence must dismiss this case,” concluded McFadden.

Before the Biden administration can provide the returns to the committee, Trump has 14 days to reply to the decision.

Trump named McFadden to the DC Circuit Court and the Senate approved him by a vote of 82-10.

 

 

 

Article Source : WayneDupree.com
OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author’s opinion
Reminder : The purpose of the articles that you will find on this website is to EDUCATE our opinions and not to disinform or grow hate and anger!

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