A federal judge blocked New York state from turning over President Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress Thursday.
The order from Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, came in agreement to a proposal from the state that would allow it to challenge Nichols’ jurisdiction over the issue, Politico reported Thursday.
The order will block any House Ways and Means Committee requests for the tax returns via the New York law until the jurisdictional dispute is resolved.
The Trump administration filed a lawsuit July 23 arguing New York violated the president’s constitutional rights when it passed a law earlier in July that would give the majority Democrat House Ways and Means Committee access to the president’s state tax returns, according to Reuters.
Another hearing will be held at the end of the month to determine whether the federal judge in D.C. has jurisdiction over the New York officials President Trump is suing.
Just in: Judge blocks New York from giving Trump's state tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee pic.twitter.com/z4CSoWjk0c— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) August 1, 2019