Trump, RNC sue to block California law requiring release of tax returns

Trump, RNC sue to block California law requiring release of tax returns


DONALD JOHN TRUMP Former White Supremacist calls on Trump to stop using fear to motivate peopleWalmart employee urges workers to strike until the company’s stores stop selling gunsBiden: Violent video games ‘not healthy’ but aren’t ‘in and of itself why we have this carnage’MORE and the Republican National Committee on Tuesday filed a pair of lawsuits in federal court in California, opposing a new state law that would require President Trump to release his tax returns.

The law, signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) last week, requires that presidential and gubernatorial candidates provide five years of federal tax returns from the most recent taxable years to the California secretary of state in order to appear on the state’s primary ballot.

Trump refused to release his tax returns during his 2016 presidential bid, rejecting decades of precedent. He is already engaged in a pair of lawsuits concerning the potential release of his federal and New York state tax returns to Democrats in Congress.


The RNC lawsuit alleges that the law is “a naked political attack against the sitting President of the United States.”

And the complaint filed by Trump and his campaign claims that “Newsom and the Democrats in the California legislature who voted for it made clear that they were retaliating against President Trump for his political associations and speech.”

Both lawsuits are seeking an injunction blocking the law.

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