New York Governor Signs Bill To Unseal Trumps State Tax Returns


Congressional Democrats may be closer to viewing President Trump's state tax returns after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the "Trust Act" into law yesterday authorizing state authorities to release the tax documents of certain officials, provided the forms are requested by a congressional committee for a "legitimate legislative purpose."

The law maintains the tax privacy of New Yorkers while expanding a law enforcement exception in New York's tax code to include requests by congressional tax-related committees.

"Tax secrecy is paramount — the exception being for bonafide investigative and law enforcement purposes," Cuomo said. "This bill gives Congress the ability to fulfill its Constitutional responsibilities, strengthen our democratic system and ensure that no one is above the law."

As Trump's home state, New York is in a unique position to release the president's tax information.

Source: NBC NEWS