Trump Calls The Fight To Get Tax Returns A Political Attempt To Retaliate Against Him

Former President Donald Trump is trying to stop his tax returns from being released to Democrats in Congress.

In a motion filed in federal court Wednesday, Trump’s lawyers claim the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee’s requests are not “valid oversight requests.”

“The primary purpose of the requests is to obtain and expose Intervenors’ information for the sake of exposure, to improperly conduct law enforcement, or some other impermissible goal — not to study federal legislation,” the motion states as part of a 37-page filing. “The requests are not pertinent to legislation that is within the Committee’s jurisdiction and constitutionally valid.”

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