Tuesday, February 23, 2021 08:10 AM (GMT + 7)
The US Supreme Court on February 22 rejected former President Donald Trump’s attempt to prevent Manhattan District prosecutors from accessing his tax records.
The Supreme Court has given Manhattan District prosecutors in New York access to Mr. Trump’s tax records.
In the February 22 ruling, the US Supreme Court rejected Trump’s proposal, after the former US president had delayed the provision of tax filings for the past four months, according to Business Insider. The supreme judges issued the ruling without comment.
“Let’s continue this work,” Cyrus Vance, Manhattan District prosecutor, New York, said after receiving the judgment from the Supreme Court. Mr. Vance mentioned access to Mr Trump’s tax records dating back to 2011.
Prosecutor Vance has been fighting for months to investigate the former US president’s financial status. Mr. Vance has twice filed to the Supreme Court, asking for access to Mr. Trump’s tax records and submitting this information to the court.
The investigation initially focused on payments made before the 2016 presidential election to two women who claimed they had ties to Mr. Trump, including porn star Stormy Daniels.
Mr. Vance wants to expand the investigation into Trump and the Trump group, including allegations of tax evasion and low-interest concessional loans.
The US Supreme Court’s ruling does not mean that Trump’s tax records can be made public. Documents for the investigation will be kept confidential under New York state law. But these documents can be seen as evidence in the trial against Mr. Trump.
The prosecutor’s investigation in New York is one of the many legal challenges Trump is facing after leaving the White House.
A new survey on Feb. 21 showed that nearly half of the voters who support Trump would quit Republicans if the former President …
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