On Monday, Pres. Trump vowed to take this request for his tax returns to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled that New York City prosecutors were allowed with their subpoena for records which includes his eight years of tax returns.
A subpoena was issued to Mazars USA, an accounting firm, by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which Pres. Trump was attempting to block.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a 34-page ruling which agreed with the district court’s ruling allowing the NY state prosecutor’s ability to subpoena the tax returns of a sitting president.
“The decision of the 2nd Circuit will be taken to the Supreme Court,” Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement. “The issue raised in this case goes to the heart of our Republic. The constitutional issues are significant.”
Trump has argued that the subpoena is unenforceable because a sitting president should not be subject to a state criminal process. The 2nd Circuit disagreed.
“We hold, however, that any presidential immunity from state criminal process does not extend to investigative steps like the grand jury subpoena at issue here,” the ruling written by Chief Judge Robert Katzmann said.
Pres. Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow responded to the decision, “The decision of the 2nd Circuit will be taken to the Supreme Court. The issue raised in this case goes to the heart of our Republic. The constitutional issues are significant.”
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