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Trump’s N.Y. Tax Case Jumps From One Judge He Picked to Another

July 26, 2019, 2:20 PM

President Donald Trump didn’t get the judge he wanted to oversee a legal challenge to House Democrats who want to see the president’s New York state tax records. But he got the next best thing—a jurist Trump appointed to the bench earlier this year.

On July 25, U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington declined to preside over the president’s lawsuit. Trump’s attorneys had asked for McFadden, who the president appointed two years ago, because the judge was handling an earlier lawsuit by the same group of Democrats seeking Trump’s federal returns.

However, in a bench ruling the same day, ...