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Judge rejects Trump’s latest attempt to hide tax returns from Manhattan DA

A federal judge has rejected impeached U.S. President Donald Trump’s most recent effort to block the release of his tax records for a Manhattan prosecutor’s criminal probe.

Next stop: Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

More from court reporters and others below.


A federal judge DISMISSES President Trump’s second attempt to block Manhattan DA Vance’s probe and UPHOLDS the prosecutor’s subpoena.

Background, @CourthouseNews https://t.co/7Rorawu7Fl pic.twitter.com/a72VIVpq3u

— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 20, 2020

The judge calls Team Trump’s litigation posture “as unprecedented and far-reaching as it is perilous to the rule of law and other bedrock constitutional principles on which this country was founded and by which it continues to be governed.” pic.twitter.com/IZBGM5fjTc

— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 20, 2020

Very bad news for Trump:

Here’s Judge Marrero’s decision tossing out Trump’s remaining attacks on the Vance subpoenas demanding Trump’s financial data, including the tax returns.

Those attacks are baseless. The court was right to reject them. https://t.co/9zbdA0FXGz

— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) August 20, 2020

NEWS: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from President Trump that sought to block Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s subpoena for his financial records.@PeteWilliamsNBC notes: Expect Trump’s legal team to appeal. The case will continue to be fought in the courts.

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) August 20, 2020

charged w/federal crimes during his presidency, Trump’s:

campaign chair

deputy chair

foreign policy adviser

political adviser

personal lawyer

WH nat-sec adviser

WH senior adviser

today a judge cleared way for NY prosecutors probing Trump organization to get his tax returns

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 20, 2020

A federal judge rejected President Trump’s latest effort to block the Manhattan district attorney from obtaining his tax returns, dismissing Mr. Trump’s arguments that the prosecutor’s grand jury subpoena was “wildly overboard” https://t.co/BKfaLkhPAn

— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) August 20, 2020

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