WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court, the highest American judicial instance, approved the New York prosecutor to obtain tax returns and other financial data of former President Donald Trump as part of the criminal investigation that is being conducted against him.
The judges rejected Trump’s request to postpone the application of the court decision made on October 7, according to which the accounting company Mazars USA is ordered to hand over materials and data to a grand jury convened by District Prosecutor Cyrus Wenz, a district prosecutor from Manhattan, from the ranks of the Democratic Party.
It took the Supreme Court several months to rule on the case. The institution, which includes three judges appointed by the former president, did not announce itself during the election process and the period in which Trump filed objections to the defeat.
She did it a month after the end of the former president’s mandate, Voice of America reports.
The case refers to Trump’s tax records as a private person and a businessman in the last eight years. In this regard – prosecutors did not disclose too much information.
In one court file during the past year, they stated that they rightly request access to the records due to, as they specified, reports in the public about possible significant and long-lasting criminal behavior in Trump’s organization.
Part of the investigation relates to payments to actress in the adult industry Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougall for not revealing details of alleged scandals with Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump denied that he had extramarital affairs with them, reports Tanjug.
In July 2020, Supreme Court judges rejected Trump’s argument that the president is immune to an investigation while in office or that the prosecutor needs to show a greater degree of need to disclose the head of state’s tax records.
That decision was supported by Neil Gorsach and Brett Cavanaugh, who were Trump’s choice for judges of the Supreme Court. The decision was made and announced before Amy Connie Barrett, the former president’s third choice, succeeded Ruth Bader Ginzberg as a judge.
Part of the verdict was the decision to return the case to the jurisdiction of the courts of lower jurisdiction. It was also decided that the data on Trump’s tax records will not be published while the trials before those courts are ongoing.
Trump’s lawyers resorted to additional arguments explaining why Donald Trump’s tax data should not be disclosed, but they were rejected before the federal court in New York in a regular procedure and after the appeal.
These are verdicts whose entry into force the former president of the USA tried to postpone.
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