A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has shot down an effort by Donald Trump to block New York state officials from obtaining his tax returns.
Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, ruled Monday that Trump had "not met his burden of establishing personal jurisdiction over either of the New York Defendants," and therefore did not need to reach the question of proper venue.
Nichols noted that Trump would have the option of potentially filing the suit in another venue, or "appropriate forum," as he put it, or should the circumstances of who's seeking the returns change. But NBC's Pete Williams noted that the judge was basically saying, "Not in my court. I have no jurisdiction. Go to a court in New York and sue there."