JUDGE DENIES TRUMP REQUEST TO NOT RELEASE TAX RECORDS
A federal judge has rejected President Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying his claim of immunity from all criminal investigations is at odds with the Constitution.
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero turned down Trump’s attempt to keep the records under wraps. The president’s lawyers immediately appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which granted a stay of the judge’s ruling pending an expedited review.
A request from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. that Trump’s accounting firm turn over eight years’ worth of his business and personal tax returns for an investigation into the payment of hush money to two women who claimed to have had affairs with the president.