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Trump sues to stop tax return subpoena

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/19/19, 12:43 pm

President Donald Trump has asked a judge to block New York prosecutors from accessing his tax returns. The president sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. in U.S. District Court on Thursday to stop a subpoena asking for eight years of Trump’s state and federal returns. Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, said the lawsuit is intended “to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case.”

Who else wants Trump’s tax returns? The president and three of his children also sued Deutsche Bank in April to stop it from giving personal financial records to two U.S. House Committees. In July, Trump filed suit against a law that would allow New York to hand over public officials’ state tax returns to Congress.

Dig deeper: Read Anne K. Walters’ report on the New York law, which the president said discriminates against him for his speech and politics.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 09/19/2019 01:24 pm

    It's SAD when they go after Trump, but even more sad when they go after his children. Are they doing it so Trump will finally say, "OK, you win. I quit." ? 

    Pres. Trump should request 8 years of tax returns of Democrats and the Mayor of NYC, and the lawyers who are going after him. Lawyers, like the ones Mueller put in jail, seem to be rife with tax fraud. Dems are SO DIRTY. 

    They must be dirty or they wouldn't go after Trump's taxes. He must reciprocate. 

    Republicans never do this, but they should. It's time.

     

  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Sun, 09/22/2019 07:02 pm

    I don't know that any law says a president MUST release his tax returns, but it is tradition, or at least precedential to do so. I have learned in life that one should pick one's battles. If everything is a fight, then the fire for what really matters becomes just an ember. What is President Trump hiding? And, his children all have lucrative positions within his administration, which looks, smells and sounds like nepotism. If your financial dealings in the past have been above board, then what's to lose?  Unless there is a reason he protests so vociferously, he should release them. 

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 09/25/2019 01:20 am

    Maybe President Trump just believes his business is none of our business. 

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