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DC Judge Wants 'Modest Relief' for Trump in Tax Case

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By    |   Monday, 29 July 2019 09:00 PM

A federal judge in D.C. wants President Donald Trump, New York state officials, and the U.S. House of Representatives to come up with a solution that would give the president "very modest relief" in the dispute over a law that allows the release of his tax returns, Politico reports.

A New York law enacted in early July allows Congress' tax committees to request public officials' state tax returns from the commissioner of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.

Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia acknowledged Trump's concerns that his New York state tax returns could be turned over before the courts have a sufficient amount of time to consider constitutional and legal issues with the request. He gave the parties until 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday to use their "creativity" to reach an agreement.

The Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee at the beginning of this month filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department and the IRS in an effort to obtain Trump's returns. Trump filed a lawsuit against the Ways and Means Committee, New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Michael Schmidt to prevent the committee from doing so, arguing the committee lacks a legislative purpose for using the New York law to acquire the taxes.

The separate cases were filed in federal court in D.C. this month.

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A federal judge in D.C. told the lawyers for President Donald Trump, New York state officials, and the U.S. House of Representatives to find a "creative" deal to give the president "very modest relief" amid the fight the release of his tax returns, according to Politico.
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