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Manhattan District Attorney Takes Trump Tax Returns

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has received the tax returns of former President Trump.

Manhattan District Attorney’s spokesman Cyrus Vance Jr. (D) said Thursday that on Monday, the office collected the documents.

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The development comes after Trump’s lawyers rebuffed an attempt by the Supreme Court on Monday to protect the records.

CNN, which first reported on the new growth, reported that millions of pages of records, from January 2011 to August 2019 tax returns, financial statements and documents related to the preparation and analysis of tax returns, have been collected from prosecutors.

In 2019, as part of a grand jury investigation, the district attorney’s office requested the documents from Trump’s accounting company, Mazars USA, which it had subpoenaed.

In order to silence two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump, the district attorney’s office launched its investigation to investigate payments made before the 2016 presidential election. Prosecutors have also said they are looking into the Trump Organization’s alleged financial crimes.

Shortly after it was released, Trump sued to block the subpoena. In July, the Supreme Court ruled against Trump’s claim that presidents had sweeping immunity from the judicial process, and referred the case back to the lower courts.

Trump then argued that since it was too large and was given in bad faith, the subpoena should be blocked, but he lost in the lower courts again. On Monday, the order of the Supreme Court essentially failed to halt certain lower court decisions.

The records collected by Vance’s office are subject to the laws of grand jury confidentiality, but in the near future they are unlikely to become available. Last fall, the New York Times reported, based on data it collected, that in several recent years, Trump paid little or no federal income taxes.

The Hill has reached out to Mazars USA leaders.

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Margaret Taylor

Experienced communications professional with 10 years of experience in international journalism.

One Comment

  1. So I guess all president’s, past, present, and future, have no immunity to the judicial process. Can’t wait to see Obama and Biden face the judicial process.

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