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U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Obrigardo: 4:58pm On Feb 22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump suffered a major setback on Monday in his long quest to conceal details of his finances as the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for a New York City prosecutor to obtain the former president’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation.

The justices without comment rebuffed Trump’s request to put on hold an Oct. 7 lower court ruling directing the Republican businessman-turned-politician’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, to comply with a subpoena to turn over the materials to a grand jury convened by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat.

“The work continues,” Vance said in a statement issued after the court’s action.

Vance had previously said in a letter to Trump’s lawyers that his office would be free to immediately enforce the subpoena if the justices rejected Trump’s request.

A lawyer for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority included three Trump appointees, had already ruled once in the dispute, last July rejecting Trump’s broad argument that he was immune from criminal probes as a sitting president.

Unlike all other recent U.S. presidents, Trump refused during his four years in office to make his tax returns public. The data could provide details on his wealth and the activities of his family real-estate company, the Trump Organization.

Trump, who left office on Jan. 20 after being defeated in his Nov. 3 re-election bid by Democrat Joe Biden, continues to face an array of legal issues concerning his personal and business conduct.

Vance issued a subpoena to Mazars in August 2019 seeking Trump’s corporate and personal tax returns from 2011 to 2018. Trump’s lawyers sued to block the subpoena, arguing that as a sitting president, Trump had absolute immunity from state criminal investigations.

The Supreme Court in its July ruling rejected those arguments but said Trump could raise other objections to the subpoena. Trump’s lawyers then argued before lower courts that the subpoena was overly broad and amounted to political harassment, but U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in August and the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in October rejected those claims.

Vance’s investigation, which began more than two years ago, had focused on hush money payments that the then-president’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen made before the 2016 election to two women - adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal - who said they had sexual encounters with Trump.

“The Supreme Court has now proclaimed that no one is above the law. Trump will, for the first time, have to take responsibility for his own dirty deeds,” Cohen said in a statement issued after the Supreme Court announced its action.

The court on Monday separately turned away Daniels’ bid to revive her own defamation lawsuit against Trump.

In recent court filings, Vance has suggested that the probe is now broader and could focus on potential bank, tax and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records.

In separate litigation, the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives was seeking to enforce subpoenas on similar records. The Supreme Court in July sent that matter back to lower courts for further review.
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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Fahdiga(m): 5:00pm On Feb 22
This man is on a long thing. same fate awaits the lifeless after his regime

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by backT(m): 5:01pm On Feb 22
Hmmm, there is trouble

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Koulture(m): 5:01pm On Feb 22
grin

Double wahala for Mr don the con.
Trump is a billionaire but we cannot see his tax returns.

Democrats really do the guy strong thing, he'll never in his life forget the likes of Nancy pelosi,Joe biden and k harris.

I'd advise Trump supporters to immediately head to the mountain to start some 7 days dry fasting because their crook master might end up wearing orange overall in US federal prisons if he is convicted by the supreme court.

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by walozanga(m): 5:01pm On Feb 22
Trump my real gee.

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by oluseyiforjesus(m): 5:01pm On Feb 22
Ok,

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by elotajohn1(m): 5:01pm On Feb 22
They should free this man nah.

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by lekki1444: 5:01pm On Feb 22
wink
Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Queenlovely(f): 5:02pm On Feb 22
When the white man mean you,tax is his greatest weapon of choice

American government hates tax evasion,
While Rich men find loophole in the system

They hire the finest lawyers for their case.

That is where attorneys make money, not in Nigeria where we have charge and bail lawyers.

You want to copy America style in Nigeria,
Going to study law in Nigeria is suicide,

The lawyers in Nigeria are uncountable already.

Use ur head, lawyers make money were there are good industry development.

Use ur sense or you become an ambulance chaser

Buhari weapon of choice are many, Errorin Certificate, or accusations of corruption is the few

building a house on a waterway without environmental impact assessment

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by chxe: 5:02pm On Feb 22
Wahala be like bicycle.
Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Nobody: 5:02pm On Feb 22
His troubles are just starting. He's lost immunity and now a private citizen. Here comes the criminal investigations and lawsuits

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Flier: 5:02pm On Feb 22
elotajohn1:
They should free this man nah.
What is he hiding ?

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by ChizzyBuna(m): 5:03pm On Feb 22
If They Can Free Trump
Then They can Free Hushpuppi

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Judolisco(m): 5:03pm On Feb 22
And so?
Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by DarkJeddi(m): 5:04pm On Feb 22
Breeze want blow make fowl nyansh come open.. shocked

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by salford1: 5:04pm On Feb 22
Lol.
Fowl yansh is about to open.

New York ain't playing games at all.

budaatum:


Can you believe this guy with his "absolute immunity"? Did he think he was president of Zimbabwe or Congo or somewhere lawless like that or was his kraken making him think his alternate facts were reality?

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by bigfish3k: 5:05pm On Feb 22
That is a working country

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by merits(m): 5:06pm On Feb 22
cheesy
Na dem dem wetin be my own there.



If I shoot now they will say am too young.

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by happney65: 5:07pm On Feb 22
Koulture:
grin

Double wahala for Mr don the con.
Trump is a billionaire but we cannot see his tax returns.

Democrats really do the guy strong thing, he'll never in his life forget the likes of Nancy pelosi,Joe biden and k harris.

Not Democrats. It is the Supreme court!

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by bigdammyj: 5:07pm On Feb 22
Noted
Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by DarkJeddi(m): 5:07pm On Feb 22
elotajohn1:
They should free this man nah.
Only the guilty should be afraid..
Wetin him dey hide? shocked

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Carthman(m): 5:08pm On Feb 22
grin
Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by TheVoice21(m): 5:09pm On Feb 22
Its just too expensive to be good....
Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by GreaterFuture3: 5:10pm On Feb 22
Tax Returns. Lol
The government is owning me my late mother's Death & Insurance benefits and Gratuity. Two worlds apart, literally.

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Risingblue008(m): 5:11pm On Feb 22
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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by Unclefemolala(m): 5:11pm On Feb 22
happney65:


Not Democrats. It is the Supreme court!

Oga its a Democrat backed law suit

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Re: U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump's Tax Returns by espn(m): 5:11pm On Feb 22
e don happen...

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