The US high court with a push from recent media questions has ruled that there is no reason that Donald Trump’s tax records should be withheld from the Manhattan District Attorney’s criminal probe of Trump finances….
On a broader opinion the top Federal court has laid out that a American President CAN be investigated for criminal behaviour while IN office b y state officials ….The Justice Department has a rule against that very thing on a Federal level.
Manhattan DA Vance’s grand jury investigation of Trump’s tax filing’s and has indicated that the probe is much wider and deeper that publicly revealed.
Trump lawyer challenged the specific supoena for his data…
That has been rejected by the justices ….
Trump successfully kept his tax information from the public, Congress and The DA for the last 4 years…No other President in modern times has done so, or held that info back….
The criminal Grad jury will get the returns and move ahead….
Donald Trump should be worried…
The New York State Attorney General has already taken his foundation from him…
The DA could charge his organizatioin and maybe even him depending the handing up of grand jury criminal charges…
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to shield his financial records, issuing a brief, unsigned order requiring Mr. Trump’s accountants to turn over his tax and other records to prosecutors in New York.
The court’s order was a decisive defeat for Mr. Trump, who had gone to extraordinary lengths to keep his tax returns and related documents secret.
The case concerned a subpoena to Mr. Trump’s accountants, Mazars USA, by the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat. The firm has said it will comply with the final ruling of the courts, meaning that the grand jury should receive the documents in short order.
Mr. Vance issued a three-word statement in response to the court’s order: “The work continues.”
Under grand jury secrecy rules, it would ordinarily be unclear when, if ever, the public would see the information. But The New York Times has obtained more than two decades of tax return data of Mr. Trump and his companies, and it recently published a series of articles about them.
Mr. Trump, the articles said, has sustained significant losses, owes enormous debts that he is personally obligated to repay, has avoided paying federal income taxes in 11 of the 18 years The Times examined and paid just $750 in both 2016 and 2017.
The scope of Mr. Vance’s inquiry remains unclear. It arose partly from an investigation by his office into hush-money payments to two women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump, relationships the president has denied. But court filings by prosecutors suggested that they are also investigating potential crimes like tax and insurance fraud.
The subpoena sought tax records and financial statements since 2011, engagement agreements with the accountants who prepared them, the underlying raw financial data and information about how the data were analyzed.
In July, the Supreme Court soundly rejected Mr. Trump’s central constitutional argument against the subpoena — that state prosecutors are powerless to investigate a sitting president.
“No citizen, not even the president, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority in that decision…