The Supreme Court declined to block a New York grand jury from pursuing Trump’s corporate and personal tax returns.

District Attorney CyrusVance will be able to obtain the documents. The tax returns will be subject to grand jury secrecy rules restricting them from public access.

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In September 2020, The New York Times released a report claiming that Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, while not paying any income taxes in 10 out of the past 15 years. 

“The work continues,” Vance tweeted in response to the Supreme Court’s decision. 

The Trump legal team responded to the subpoena efforts.

“Its near limitless reach-in time, scope, and geographic reach-has all the hallmarks of a fishing expedition…And the fact that the subpoena was issued to a third-party custodian while tensions were running high between the Trump Organization and the district attorney, and for dubious reasons of efficiency, only makes the allegation of bad faith that much more plausible,” Trump’s lawyers told the Supreme Court.

Vance, in return, responded to Trump’s legal team’s claim.

“The investigation concerns a variety of business transactions and is based on information derived from public sources, confidential informants, and the grand jury process,” Vance told the appeals court. 

The only way the public will see Trump’s tax returns or parts of the returns is if Vance brings criminal charges and introduces them as evidence.

Written ByLevon Satamian

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