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Trump Drops NY Tax Return Fight Because GOP ‘Has No Interest’

  • A long-dormant court fight with Democrats ends with a whimper
  • House Committee obtained Trump’s federal tax records earlier
Former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump.Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Polaris

Former President Donald Trump has dropped a long-running court fight with Congress over access to his New York state tax returns, notifying a judge late Friday in a joint filing with a House committee that the new Republican leadership “has no interest” in the documents.

The case dated back to 2019, when Trump was still president. He sued the House Ways and Means Committee, then led by Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal, and New York state officials over a newly passed state law known as the TRUST Act, which gave members of Congress a way to get a president’s state tax records.