Former President Donald Trump’s tax returns have been a topic of much discussion for years now, beginning even before the NYC business mogul moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
At first, the controversy stemmed from Trump bucking the recent tradition of presidential hopefuls releasing their tax information to the public – a decision that saw him blistered by Democrats and the mainstream media alike. It was just too easy to insinuate that Trump had something to hide, despite the fact that there was no evidence to support those rumors.
Trump explained that his lawyers had advised him against it, on account of a long-ongoing audit of the information by the IRS.
Now, after a Supreme Court ruling earlier this week, a Manhattan DA has taken possession of The Don’s tax record…and there is a lot of it to process.
Former President Donald Trump’s tax records have been turned over to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. following the Supreme Court’s rejection of the ex-president’s last-ditch effort to keep the documents shielded.
A spokesperson for Vance, Danny Frost, confirmed that a subpoena was enforced on Monday against Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, hours after the nation’s highest court rejected Trump’s appeal.
The packet of records was allegedly enormous.
The Manhattan district attorney is now in possession of millions of pages of former President Trump’s tax and financial records, CNN first reported, following a Supreme Court ruling that allowed prosecutors to enforce a subpoena after a lengthy legal battle.
Trump has repeatedly stated his belief that the investigation being undertaken by Vance is nothing more than a “witch hunt” or a “fishing expedition”, and has appeared unconcerned about the potential for trouble stemming from the probe.
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