Today, the US Supreme Court refused to intervene in favor of former US President Donald Trump to overturn a decision by a federal judge that ordered the surrender of the former real estate mogul’s financial records to the Public Prosecution Office in New York.
The move marks a setback in Trump’s legal battle for years as he seeks to prevent the publication of his tax revenues.
Trump has sought to keep his tax returns and other records out of view by facing lawsuits filed by prosecutors in New York.
In July, the Supreme Court ordered Trump’s accountants to turn over the financial documents, and Trump’s attorneys filed a petition over the volume of documents requested.
Trump is the first US president after Richard Nixon not to publish his tax returns, insisting that they are subject to scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service.
Democrats in the House of Representatives in 2019 resorted to the courts to compel Trump to publish his tax returns and other records in cases that pose a very important test of the separation of powers..
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