Trump and the RNC File Lawsuits Against California

  • 2019-08-06
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump and the RNC File Lawsuits Against California
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California recently passed a law requiring candidates who want to appear on the presidential primary ballot to disclose the 5 previous years of tax returns. Many have said this law was passed to directly target Trump.

Earlier today, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the state of California [READ MORE: Judicial Watch Sues California Over Law Targeting Trump]

Now, President Trump and the RNC have filed lawsuits against California for the same reason.

According to The Hill:

Trump refused to release his tax returns during his 2016 presidential bid, rejecting decades of precedent. He is already engaged in a pair of lawsuits concerning the potential release of his federal and New York state tax returns to Democrats in Congress.

The RNC lawsuit alleges that the law is “a naked political attack against the sitting President of the United States.”

And the complaint filed by Trump and his campaign claims that “Newsom and the Democrats in the California legislature who voted for it made clear that they were retaliating against President Trump for his political associations and speech.”

Both lawsuits argue that the law is unconstitutional and are seeking an injunction to block it.

The Trump campaign and Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow both promised to sue California when Newsom signed the law.

Promise kept.

 Source: TTN

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