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Supreme Court Says NY Grand Jury Can Have Trump’s Tax Returns


The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a New York grand jury subpoena to get the President’s tax returns and other financial records, rejecting previous White House calls for presidential immunity from a criminal investigation whilst serving in office.

It was a 7-2 decision with the court ruling, with Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissenting.

As it turned out, the two justices which Trump appointed, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, both voted against him.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the decision that “the public has a right to every man’s evidence.”

He added that, “Since the earliest days of the Republic, ‘every man’ has included the president of the United States. Beginning with Jefferson and carrying on through Clinton, presidents have uniformly testified or produced documents in criminal proceedings when called upon by federal courts.”

Trump himself rejected any moves to sequester his financial records while he’s in office, claiming that the move was part of the long campaign of “political persecution” and “witch hunt” being waged against him by his partisan adversaries.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking years worth of Trump’s tax returns as part of a wider probe into alleged ‘hush-money’ payments made to two women while House Democrats sought financial records from the Trump Organization’s accounting firm and two banks in order to determine if the Russian government was controlling the Trump campaign and the President.

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