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Trump Tax-Return Fight Put on Hold Again to Await McGahn Ruling

March 20, 2020, 4:23 PM

A lawsuit by House Democrats seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns was put on hold while a U.S. appeals court decides whether judges have the power to resolve disputes between Congress and the White House.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington issued a stay on the tax case Friday -- the second in two months -- to wait for a full federal appeals court to decide if Congress can compel testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn. A three-judge appellate panel ruled 2-1 in February that the court lacked jurisdiction to resolve disputes between the executive ...