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Trump-Appointed Judge to Hear Suit Over President’s Taxes

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Trevor N. McFadden
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A judge appointed by Donald Trump has been assigned to a lawsuit by congressional Democrats seeking access to the president’s tax returns.

The House Ways and Means Committee sued the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday after they rejected its requests for the past six years of Trump’s personal and business returns. It was Congress’s latest effort to wield oversight over the executive branch. The Trump administration has rejected or ignored a number of subpoenas since Democrats took back the House in January.