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Trump loses in a dispute over tax documents

In the dispute over the disclosure of his financial records to U.S. President Donald Trump a defeat. According to a Federal judge, he must not block a request

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Trump loses in a dispute over tax documents

In the dispute over the disclosure of his financial records to U.S. President Donald Trump a defeat. According to a Federal judge, he must not block a request from the Parliament for the surrender of the documents.

Trump had put up a fight in court against the attempt of the Democrats in Congress to get a accounting company insight into its finances. A Federal judge dismissed trump's objections on Monday in Washington, however, and ruled that the President could not block the prompt from the Congress. Trump announced it would immediately appeal.

It is the first Time that a Federal court in the litigation a judgment. The judge said that the Congress Committee had made it clear that the financial documents for the legislative process and the other core tasks of the Congress could be used, and it is only a question, go to the papers.

With a stunning majority in the house of representatives, the Democrats are advancing several investigations against Trump and try to get insight into its finances. The Chairman of the control Committee in the house of representatives, Elijah Cummings, had requested of a company's financial records, with the Trump and his companies for many years, the accounting have worked together. Cummings was a penalty clause arrangement, with which he can force the company Mazars United States to return the documents.

Political warfare

lawyers for trump and the Trump organization had sued and argued that this was inadmissible. They threw the Democrats to wage a political war against Trump.

Also on the other way the Democrats are trying to trump's financial documents. The financial and tax Committee of the house of representatives had invited the Minister of Finance, Steven Mnuchin, the tax declarations of Trumps and several of his companies in the past six years, which refused to Mnuchin, but. This dispute is also likely to end up in court.

Usually publish US presidential candidates tax returns during the election campaign. Trump has not done this until today, what fueled his critics suspect that he has something to hide.

(sda)

Created: 21.05.2019, 09:00 PM

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