There is always a workaround.
Courtesy of The Hill:
The New York Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow Congress to obtain President Trump’s tax returns from the state.
The bill passed by a vote of 39-21. The measure now heads to the state Assembly.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signaled he would sign the bill into law.
The state Senate also passed a bill, in a 39-22 vote, that would allow New York to prosecute people who received presidential pardons if certain conditions are met.
The tax-returns legislation authorizes the New York commissioner of taxation and finance to provide state returns requested by the chairmen of Congress’s tax committees, so long as the requests have a legitimate legislative purpose and as long as Congress is also requesting related federal tax returns from the U.S. Treasury Department.
The bill comes as House Democrats and the Trump administration are fighting over a request for Trump’s federal tax returns.
Backers of the New York bill see it as a way for Congress to view Trump’s tax information even as his administration has denied Democrats’ request for the federal tax returns.
“New York, as the home of the President’s state returns, has a special role and responsibility to step into the breach,” state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D) said on Twitter hours before the vote. “Washington has failed to act. We intend to lead.”
Trump has no jurisdiction to stop any of this, and though he may challenge it in court, the fact that it is legislated will make that meaningless.
I also love the fact that they are passing legislation to make it possible to prosecute people that Trump pardons.
Clearly, the New York Democrats are tired of Trump’s shit.