Judge questions House bid to get Trump tax returns

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Trump holds rally in Iowa
FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after his speech during a rally at the Iowa States Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., October 9, 2021. REUTERS/Rachel Mummey/File Photo

By Jan Wolfe

WASHINGTON – A U.S. judge on Tuesday questioned a congressional lawyer on why a House of Representatives panel wants to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, noting that Democratic lawmakers have made conflicting statements about their reasons.