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Judge Dismisses Trump Suit to Block Release of Tax Returns (3)

Dec. 15, 2021, 5:17 AM

Donald Trump’s lawsuit to stop the release of his tax returns to a congressional committee was dismissed by a judge, who said a long line of U.S. Supreme Court precedents require “great deference” to valid congressional inquiries.

Within hours, the former president said he will appeal the ruling by U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington.

The fight over the tax returns goes back to 2019, when House Ways and Means Committee Committee Chairman Richard Neal sued to compel then-Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to hand over six years of Trump’s personal and business tax returns.

“It might not be ...