Former US President Donald gets caught in the dispute over his tax documents Trump increasingly in distress. The US Supreme Court dismissed Monday Trumps Returned to preventing his tax records from being handed over to the New York Attorney’s Office. For Trump
The decision is a heavy defeat in a long-running legal battle that reached the Supreme Court in the summer.
The Supreme Court had Trump, who was still in office at the time, denied “absolute immunity” in the July dispute and granted the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office the right to obtain financial records Trumps to be able to see.
The dispute then went back to lower instances and dragged on there.
Documents of eight years requested
Trump has long tried to prevent his accounting firm Mazars and the credit institutions Deutsche Bank and Capitol One from disclosing his financial and tax records. Critics therefore speculate that he has something to hide.
The United States has a long history of issuing financial and tax records to high officials. Trump however, has always refused.
Manhattan prosecutors want tax records from Trump and its companies over a period of eight years. Prosecutor Cyrus Vance had requested documents from the Mazars accountancy firm under threat of punishment.
The investigation is also about alleged hush money payments, the Trumps Ex-attorney Michael Cohen is said to have paid porn star Stormy Daniels and former playmate Karen McDougal. Both women indicate having affairs Trump to have had what this denies. Vance just commented on the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, saying, “
The work continues.”
(WHAT / dpa)