President Trump on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in a federal court to block the House Ways and Means Committee from accessing his New York state tax returns. Trump's lawyers have argued that a law passed in New York that would grant the committee access to the returns is unconstitutional. The lawsuit claims that the state enacted the law because of Trump's policy positions and political beliefs. New York Attorney General Letitia James said she is sure the law is sound and promised to "vigorously defend it against any court challenge." The committee's chair, Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), is reportedly reviewing the law, though he has cautioned against using it because it could ultimately harm efforts to access Trump's federal returns.
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