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President Trump sues New York over its law to get his state tax returns

President Donald Trump sued New York and Congress on Tuesday over a state law that allows congressional committees to seek his state tax returns.

The expected move comes as Democrats in Congress mull whether to request the president’s New York taxes from the state after the state Legislature passed a bill in May to make them available to federal lawmakers.

Trump’s attorneys argued in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that New York’s TRUST Act violates the constitution and the Republican president’s First Amendment rights.

“The TRUST Act also grew out of a larger campaign in New York to uncover and expose the President’s private financial information in the hopes of damaging him politically,” the lawsuit said. 

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