The Supreme Court of the United States rejects former President Donald Trump’s desire not to hand over his tax returns to the prosecution in New York. It reports CNBC.
The decision was unanimous, writes CNBC.
Last autumn, a federal appeals court gave the green light for the prosecution in New York to have access to the then president’s tax returns, writes NTB.
Trump’s lawyers appealed the case to prevent the public prosecutor in Manhattan from accessing tax documents that cover a period of eight years, writes NTB.
The case concerns a comprehensive financial investigation of Trump and his firms. The details of the financial investigation have not been made public. It’s the office of Attorney General Cy Vance Jr. which is responsible for the investigation.
Trump’s lawyers have argued that the petition had to be rejected because it was too extensive and was to be regarded as “political harassment” by the prosecution.
According to CNBC, the public prosecutor is also investigating alleged money laundering paid on behalf of the president to women who have allegedly claimed to have been involved with him. Trump rejects these claims.
Shortly afterwards, it became known that the Supreme Court was also rejecting Republican protests over the deadline for postal votes in Pennsylvania. It reports Bloomberg.
The Republicans believed that the three-day extended deadline went against the US Constitution. The protest was filed in connection with Trump’s election defeat in November. Since the election defeat, Trump has made unfounded allegations of electoral fraud.
However, this protest was submitted as early as October, as part of the re-election campaign.
According to Bloomberg, state officials say fewer than 10,000 votes were registered in this three-day period, only a small number against what Trump would have needed if he had managed to turn the election in his favor.
Joe Biden won with 80,555 votes in the state.
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