Judge: Turn Over Trump Tax Records
An appeals court has ordered President Donald Trump’s accountant to turn over his tax records to a New York state prosecutor.
A district court judge had rejected Trump’s renewed efforts to invalidate a subpoena that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. issued to Trump’s accounting firm.
A Justice Department spokesperson said the department was reviewing the ruling. There is a stay on the order, so Trump’s lawyers can appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court in July ruled 7-2 against the president on his previous attempt to shield his tax records. It is down to eight justices after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
It’s unlikely that the court will take up the appeal before the November election.