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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo signs a bill allowing Congress to access Trump's state tax returns.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Monday that would allow congressional members access to Donald Trump’s tax returns in New York.

US President Donald Trump is sticking to his refusal to disclose his tax returns.

But lawmakers in New York have passed a bill that allow disclosure of these statements contrary to the president’s wishes.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo signs a bill allowing Congress to access Trump’s state tax returns.

The bill

  • Passed a few weeks ago by the legislature of the Democratic-controlled state.
  • Makes it easy for New York to hand over state tax returns to some public office holders.
  • As well as, entities controlled by people or have a large stake in that required by The leaders of the three committees of tax-writing in Congress.

The details

The law allows the delivery of tax returns, whether those relating to Trump or other officials to the committees of Congress.

In the event of a “specific legislative and legitimate justification.”

Paves the way for tax officials in the state to provide some documents related to Trump to the Congress.

Como said in a statement:

“This bill gives Congress the ability to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities, strengthen our democratic system and ensure that no one is above the law,”

“Tax secrecy is critical – the exception is for purposes of investigation and law enforcement in good faith.”

This legislation will allow state prosecutors to charge against certain individuals even if they receive a presidential pardon.

Trump spoke about the possibility of amnesty for defendants or convicted of crimes arising from the investigation of former private lawyer Robert Mueller.

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