A federal judge has tossed President Trump's attempt to fight a subpoena by the Manhattan district attorney for his tax records, handing the Commander in Chief a loss in his high-profile legal battle.
Here's the Judge Marrero's decision throwing out Trump's challenge to Cy Vance's subpoena of his tax returns.— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) August 20, 2020
This is very bad news for Trump. https://t.co/tyJlRKg20X
The news follows a 7-2 decision by the Supreme Court last month that a New York Grand Jury can have President Trump's tax records - after Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Jr. subpoenaed eight years of returns along with other records in connection with an investigation into hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Vance Jr. (whose father was Jimmy Carter's Secretary of State - and who took money from Harvey Weinstein while declining to prosecute him for sexual assault - and who sought a reduced sex-offender status for Jeffrey Epstein) wants to see if Trump's reimbursement of former attorney Michael Cohen for payments to Daniels and another woman violated any laws in New York, and whether Trump's accounting firm falsely accounted for the reimbursements as a legal expense.