Attorney General James Responds To President Trump's Lawsuit

Attorney General James Responds to President Trump’s Lawsuit

AG James Will Vigorously Defend Law Shedding Light on President's Finances

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against her, the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Michael Schmidt over the passage of New York's TRUST Act that would allow state officials to access the president's tax returns if they were already requested by the federal government:

“President Trump has spent his career hiding behind lawsuits, but, as New York’s chief law enforcement officer, I can assure him that no one is above the law — not even the president of the United States.

“The TRUST Act will shine a light on the president’s finances and finally offer transparency to millions of Americans yearning to know the truth. We have all the confidence that this law is legal and we will vigorously defend it against any court challenge.”