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GOP Leader Blasts Effort to Release Trump Tax Returns

July 9, 2019, 11:17 AM UTC

The leader of the New York Republican Party says a new law allowing President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be handed over to Congress is an overtly partisan attack that won’t stand up in court.

State GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy blasted the law Monday.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law earlier in the day.

It directs state tax officials to share state returns of certain elected and appointed officials upon request from the chairpersons of one of three top congressional committees.

The new law could give Congress a way around the Republican president’s refusal to release his returns, though it’s expected to face legal challenges.

It’s unclear when or even whether state tax officials can expect a request for the tax returns.