The tax returns are coming, they are getting closer every day.

Courtesy of NBC News

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to bar a House committee from using a New York state law to obtain his state tax returns, suggesting the president’s legal action belonged in another courthouse.

The ruling by Judge Carl Nichols does not mean that Trump’s state tax returns will be released to the House Ways and Means Committee anytime soon.

Neither that committee, nor the two other congressional committees that under certain circumstances can obtain a president’s tax returns under the new state law, has actually invoked it to get Trump’s state returns.

Nichols’ ruling in Trump’s own suit had failed to establish that a judge in Washington federal court had jurisdiction over a challenge to New York’s law, known as the TRUST Act.

That act allows the chairs of the Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation, to get New York state returns of certain federal, state and local public officials, “for a specifed and legitimate legislative purpose.”

Nichols’ ruling said that Trump did not establish a conspiracy between the Ways and Means Committee and New York officials, which could have established that a Washington court had jurisdiction over the suit.

“Nowhere in his Amended Complaint does Mr. Trump allege the existence of a conspiracy; in fact, the word ‘conspiracy’ does not even appear in his pleadings,” Nichols wrote.

I for one am surprised that his complaint did not cite a conspiracy since the man sees a conspiracy around every corner and under every bed. 

Perhaps one of Trump’s lawyers told him that if he made such an accusation then he would be forced to offer evidence, and of course there isn’t any. 

The judge also said that Trump could renew his his claim, but of course that would only be another delaying tactic, and eventually, he will run out of options and his taxes will be released. 

I am not at all sure what is in these taxes but I do not think I have ever seen anybody work harder to keep them under lock and key. 

Whatever it is it must be scandalous indeed.