Trump Loses 3rd Court Battle On Tax Returns, Must Produce Them Says Federal Judge

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Not a good morning for Donald Trump, as a New York federal judge ruled on Monday that the Manhattan District Attorney could subpoena eight years worth of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns. This is the third time that this issue has been adjudicated by a court. Axios:

Why it matters: The case involved an untested legal argument from Trump’s lawyers, which posited that the Constitution protects presidents from criminal investigations while in office.

  • The president’s legal team is expected to appeal the decision.

The big picture, via Axios’ Zach Basu: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s office subpoenaed Trump’s tax returns last month as part of its investigation into hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.

  • A federal investigation into the payments resulted in Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, and it “effectively concluded” in July with no further charges.

  • Vance’s office opened a new investigation last month into whether the Trump Organization falsely listed its reimbursement of Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels as a legal expense, which would be illegal under New York law.

Wonder what Trump is going to do now to block release of his tax returns information? And isn’t the timing of this interesting, with another Ukraine whistle blower showing up on the scene, possibly multiple whistle blowers, and the furor over Trump’s announcement that he’s withdrawing troops from Syria? I don’t know how Trump does it. Granted, he lives in an alternate reality from the rest of us, but even so, he’s got to recognize that things are totally out of control at some point.

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DHG
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No, people who live in their own realities never give in, they are typically hit by Karma and reality catching up to them, its the only way.

Wolf by Wolf
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Wolf by Wolf

I wouldn’t be surprised if Drumpf made a deal to resign in exchange to keep his taxes a secret! THAT would expose him as being terrified of his base finding out he’s broke! And it would also prove him to be the coward those of us with all our mental faculties still in tact knew he was all along, and maybe even WAKE UP his cult.

DHG
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They are not ever going to remain secret. The banks have them and so does Leticia James, they are going to be released its just a matter of time.

Wolf by Wolf
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Wolf by Wolf

I wouldn’t be surprised if he tried though.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Sooner or later they will come out. It may take him leaving office and a Federal Grand Jury but they will come out. Nobody fights that hard without something to hide.

Mick owens
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Mick owens

Dont think he will resign, he thrives on being king Donald… what did he say yesty “In my great and limitless Wisdom”, believe blrr blarrblarrr

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Mick owens

Four words explain the “idiot” that is Trump “has no self awareness”….