U.S. District Attorney Trevor McFadden said Trump’s lawyers’ efforts to prevent extradition were illegal.
McFadden wrote, “The long line of Supreme Court cases requires a great deal of respect for the valid congressional hearings. Even a special appeal to former presidents will not change the decision.”
McFadden adjourned the verdict for 14 days to give Trump’s legal team time to appeal.
Trump’s spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, first asked for tax information in April 2019, citing federal law that requires the Treasury Department and the IRS to change personal tax revenues when required by any of the three Congresses. Tax groups.
The Treasury Department refused to provide the documents at the time, arguing that the administration had no legislative intent to legislate for Congress and hoped to find something that could embarrass Trump.
Neil updated the request this year, saying the committee should be informed of ways and means to see how well the IRS implements the policy of automatically auditing each president’s tax revenue. At this point, the Treasury Department, with the support of the judicial legal position, demanded that Trump hand over the proceeds to Congress.
This led to the present case.
McFadden on Tuesday rejected Trump’s claim that Congress has no legitimate need to look at revenue and hopes to find something more embarrassing.
“Congress should not expose someone just for the sake of exposing them,” McFaddon said. But he wrote that the committee’s desire to see how the IRS audits the president’s revenue would lead Congress to the decision to upgrade power.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, despite apparent political comments from other members of Congress, including de-Khalif, said of McFaddon’s general interest in looking at Trump’s taxes that “the committee should only specify the exact legislative purpose”, “it did.”
McFaddon, who was appointed to the bench by Trump, concluded that Congress could accomplish its objectives without disclosing the revenue.
“It’s not right or wise to disclose revenue, but it’s the president’s right to do so,” wrote McFaddon.
Jonathan Allen Contributed.