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Trump Tax Return Case Doesn’t Belong in D.C. Court, N.Y. Says (1)

Aug. 9, 2019, 5:10 PMUpdated: Aug. 9, 2019, 5:33 PM

New York’s top lawyer told a Washington judge that he shouldn’t be the one hearing President Donald Trump’s suit to block the state from handing his tax records to Congressional Democrats.

In papers filed Aug. 9 with U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, Attorney General Letitia James said the federal court in Washington doesn’t have jurisdiction to consider the president’s challenge to a state law making those records available to certain congressional committees.

“Mr. Trump fails to allege any facts to support the Court’s exercise of general jurisdiction over the New York Defendants,” Special Litigation Counsel Andrew Amer said in a...

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