The Trump administration, along with the president and several of his business entities, on Friday filed a motion to dismiss House Democrats’ lawsuit on President Trump’s federal tax returns.
The administration and Trump are arguing that the House Ways and Means Committee can’t conscript the federal courts to take its side in a dispute with the executive branch over a congressional demand for information.
The motion was expected. The administration had said in previous court filings that it had planned to file a motion to dismiss the case, raising issues about whether the court has the authority to resolve the dispute over Trump’s tax returns.
The administration’s motion was filed after Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee in federal district court in Washington, D.C., last week denied Democrats’ motion to expedite the case and denied Democrats’ motion for summary judgment as premature.
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