Supreme Court: Manhattan DA Can See Trump Taxes, Congress Will Have To Wait

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The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. can see Donald Trump’s taxes and business records, but Congress will have to wait a bit longer.

From the New York Times:

Vance is investigating whether the Trump Organization falsified business records to conceal hush payments to two women, including pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels, who alleged they had affairs with Trump years ago. Trump has denied those claims.

Vance is seeking Trump’s tax returns, among other records. The president has refused to make them public, unlike previous modern presidents. Because the records are for a grand jury investigation, they would not likely be disclosed before the election.

Separately, three House committees have sought bypass the president to obtain his financial records from his longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, and financial institutions. The committees, all controlled by Democrats, say they are needed to check Trump’s financial disclosures and inform whether conflict-of-interest laws are tough enough.

In both cases, the justices ruled 7 to 2, with Trump nominees Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh joining the majorities. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. dissented.”

Predictably, Trump went on an epic Twitter rant claiming ‘Prosecutorial Misconduct!’