Donald Trump has been fighting lawsuits left and right not only for most of his time as president but relentlessly since he left the White House as well. So much so, in fact, that he’s reportedly worried that he’ll be fighting these lawsuits until his final days.
And to make matters even worse for the former president, the guy can’t seem to win a single one of these lawsuits.
The fight for Donald Trump’s tax returns has been a long one, and after this newest development, it’s still not going in Trump’s favor.
According to new reports, the former president has been served up yet another loss in his battle to keep his tax returns out of the hands of investigators after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a New York grand jury from getting their hands on both Trump’s personal as well as his corporate tax filings.
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This ruling doesn’t necessarily mean that the general public will soon, or ever, have access to Trump’s return, state law dictates that any materials handed over to a grand jury must remain a secret. However, this ruling does allow Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance to require accountants to fork over the tax records that Trump has diligently refused to pass along to Congress, despite his promises that his tax returns would be released.
DA Vance responded to the ruling on Twitter, simply stating, “The work continues.”
The work continues.
— Cyrus Vance, Jr. (@ManhattanDA) February 22, 2021
Vance is seeking out eight years’ worth of Trump’s tax returns in connection to a grand jury investigation into the hush money payments made by Trump and his team as well as other financial transactions. The investigation was launched after Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen revealed that $130,000 was paid out in hush-money payments to Trump’s former mistress Stormy Daniels in an effort to keep her quiet about their affairs during his 2016 run for the presidency.
Cohen has also alleged that to Congress that the Trump organization has often been less than truthful regarding the condition of their finances in an effort to avoid large tax bills or make themselves look more favorable when seeking out large loans.
You can read the full report from NBC here.
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