Donald Trump suffered a significant setback on Monday in his long mission to hide information of his finances as the US supreme court paved the way for a New york city City district attorney to get the former president’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation.
The justices without comment rebuffed Trump’s demand to put on hold an October 7 lower court ruling directing the Republican businessman-turned-politician’s longtime accounting company, Mazars U.S.A., to adhere to a subpoena to turn over the products to a grand jury convened by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat.
” The work continues,” Vance said in a declaration provided after the court’s action.
Vance had formerly said in a letter to Trump’s lawyers that his office would be totally free to immediately impose the subpoena if the justices turned down Trump’s request.
A legal representative for Trump did not right away react to a request for remark.