U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington, the most recent trial judge confirmed to the bench, was assigned Friday to preside over President Donald Trump’s bid to prevent a U.S. House committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns.
The assignment came less than 24 hours after U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden spurned the president’s attempt to put the case in his court. McFadden is presiding over a case the House filed against the Treasury Department and IRS, and Trump’s lawyers had designated the new lawsuit as “related” to the pending one.
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