Trump Loses Fight To Keep Taxes Private In NY


A federal appeals court says that the Manhattan DA can have access to President Trump's tax returns as part of an ongoing investigation. The President had sued to block the DA's subpoena, saying he has blanket immunity and shouldn't be subject to such an inquiry. He has consistently rejected calls to release his taxes since he first announced he was running for president in 2015.

District Attorney Cy Vance is investigating alleged hush money payments, made to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. Vance's office has sought access to the tax returns since late August, one in a series of investigations brought by officials throughout New York State, which some have criticized as partisan in nature.

Not surprisingly, President Trump's lawyers will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the ruling, but experts say it’s highly likely that SCOTUS will take a pass.

Source: NBC News