The Supreme court’s ruling sending the DA’s efforts in a criminal case back down to a New York Federal judge IS a worry for Trump….
Manhattan DA Vance’s case IS a criminal tax fraud against Trump….
The judge the case has come back to isn’t gonna drag this out it appears…
Trump has his lawyers working FOR time….
Days after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a defeat to President Trump, clearing the way for the Manhattan district attorney to seek his tax returns, his lawyers on Wednesday renewed their efforts to block or at least narrow access to the records.
Mr. Trump’s lawyers wrote to the federal judge in Manhattan who originally presided over the case, saying they planned to argue that the district attorney’s subpoena was too broad and politically motivated.
The recent Supreme Court decision struck down the president’s previous argument that he could not be criminally investigated. In the new filing, Mr. Trump’s lawyers noted that the decision allowed him to raise other objections: that the subpoena “is motivated by a desire to harass or is conducted in bad faith,” and that it would impede his constitutional duties.
The president and the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat, have been locked in a battle over the records for almost a year.
The district attorney issued the subpoena to the president’s accounting firm last August, seeking eight years of his corporate and personal tax returns as part of an investigation into hush-money payments made to an adult film actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. The president has denied the affair.
Mr. Trump fought the request for his financial records, arguing that a sitting president was immune from a state criminal investigation.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected his argument by a 7-to-2 vote, but it left open the possibility that he could raise new objections to Mr. Vance’s subpoena in the lower court.
The flurry of legal activity over how quickly Mr. Vance’s prosecutors would be able to obtain access to some or all of the records — and to what extent Mr. Trump could block them — came after the lower-court judge, Victor Marrero, asked both sides to inform him of whether further action was needed in light of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision.
At the same time that Mr. Trump’s lawyers said they planned to argue the subpoena should be blocked, Mr. Vance’s office told the judge that the issue had largely been decided. The office has demanded the returns dating to 2011….