Trump Tax Fight With House Put on Hold for McGahn Ruling (2)

Jan. 14, 2020, 11:58 PM

House Democrats’ lawsuit seeking President Donald Trump’s federal tax returns was put on hold as a judge said he’s waiting for a higher court’s ruling in a separate case on whether Congress can make ex-White House counsel Don McGahn testify.

The president, who has been fighting in court on several fronts to guard his financial information, got the reprieve Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington issued a stay on the tax case, following a phone conference with lawyers for both sides. McFadden revealed his decision in a single-sentence docket entry without elaborating on his reasoning.


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