Judge urges House to negotiate with Trump in tax return fight , the White House to attempt to resolve disputes over access to information before asking judges to rule.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday told lawyers for the House of Representatives that it should try to reach a compromise .saying the two branches of government are required to at least attempt to make a deal. “I think there should be a way for the parties to figure this out,” said
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden during an oral argument, adding “it seems to me that there could be some common ground.”The court hearing came in a lawsuit a House committee filed in July in hopes of forcing the Internal Revenue Service to comply with a subpoena requesting President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Trump administration, raised several arguments at Wednesday’s court hearing for why the case should be dismissed. Suggesting there might be other information the House could seek besides Trump’s tax ,
The House Committee believes it needs to see Trump’s tax returns, and the Treasury Department has made clear it will not produce them, Barbero said. “It is quite clear the parties are at an impasse,” Barbero said.
McFadden, a Trump appointee, stopped short of dismissing the case or formally demanding the parties begin a negotiation. But he said he took seriously the negotiation requirement, adding “it would behoove the parties
This week an appeals court in New York ruled that Trumpâ€™s longtime accounting firm must hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors. Trump’s lawyers have vowed to take that case to the U.S. Supreme Court.