[NFA] Donald Trump cannot block a prosecutor's subpoena for eight years of his tax returns, a federal judge ruled on Thursday, in the latest setback in the U.S. president's longstanding effort to keep his finances under wraps.
EXISTING GRAPHICS MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY CLIENT’S OWN GRAPHICS BUT NO FURTHER EDITS ARE PERMITTED, INCLUDING FOR LENGTH**~ U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to block enforcement of a grand jury subpoena for eight years of his tax records was derailed on Thursday - when a federal judge ruled against the president’s effort.
The judge rejected Trump’s claims that the grand jury subpoena was "wildly overbroad" and issued in bad faith.
In a 103-page decision, the judge also said letting Trump block the subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney
to the president's accounting firm would amount to an "undue expansion" of presidential immunity.
Trump quickly appealed the decision, filed an emergency motion to delay turning over his tax returns… and said he’d take it all the way to the Supreme Court if needed.
“Well the Supreme Court said if it’s a fishing expedition, you don’t have to do it.
And it’s a fishing expedition.
But more importantly this is a continuation of the Witch Hunt.
The greatest Witch Hunt in history.
There’s never been anything like it… So we’ll probably end up back in the Supreme Court.” In a court filing this month, Manhattan District Attorney Vance suggested the subpoena was related to quote: ”possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization," which Vance said included alleged insurance and bank fraud.
Vance's probe began after reports that Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 to buy her silence before the 2016 election about claimed sexual encounters with Trump, which he has denied.
The litigation and grand jury secrecy rules make it unlikely Trump's financial records will become public before November’s presidential election.
The second and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump andDemocratic challenger Joe Biden was a much more civil affair than last month’swidely-panned first debate. With a mute button in place this time around, thecandidates interrupted each other far less frequently, even as they clashed onissues ranging from the coronavirus to crime and global warming.
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During the final presidential debate Joe Biden demanded of Donald Trump:"Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption." Mr Trumpresponded that he would like to release his returns "as soon as we can" butreiterated his excuse that he's under audit, a claim he's made since he firstran for president in 2016. The president is not actually barred from releasingthe documents while they're under audit.
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[NFA] President Trump's lawyer said Trump will appeal to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said Manhattan's district attorney can enforce a subpoena seeking Donald Trump's tax returns and other financial records for a criminal probe into the U.S. president and his businesses. Colette Luke has more.
A New York judge on Wednesday ordered President Donald Trump’s son Eric to make himself available by Oct. 7 to be interviewed under oath for a state probe into financing for properties owned by his family’s company. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
[NFA] A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday granted President Donald Trump's request to delay Manhattan's district attorney from accessing his tax returns in connection with a criminal probe of his business practices. Colette Luke has the latest.
On Wednesday, a New York state judge ruled that Eric Trump must sit to be deposed by the state attorney general's office by October 7. The investigation was into the the Trump Organization. Eric had requested the interviewed be delayed after the presidential election, according to the attorney general's office. Eric Trump is the executive vice president of the Trump Organization. He had proposed the deposition take place after the November 3 election.
Eric Trump is willing to be interviewed by the New York State Attorney General's Office for its investigation into the Trump Organization. But there's a catch. CNN reports the son of President Donald Trump is only willing to do so after the presidential election. Last month, the AG's office asked a judge to enforce subpoenas for Eric Trump's testimony and documents. The AG's office is investigating into whether the Trump Organization improperly inflated the value of certain assets.
The Trump administration has announced it is going after a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter and other journalists who report things it dislikes. According to CNN, the White House said Thursday it was compiling a 'very large' dossier on reporter David Fahrenthold. Farenthold, Josh Dawsey, and Joshua Partlow co-wrote an article detailing business dealings between the Trump Organization and the US government.
[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with lines out the door. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
'Saturday Night Live' kicked off this weekend's show, hosted by 'Insecure' star Issa Rae, by spoofing NBC's broadcast of President Donald Trump's town hall and throwing some shade at its network, saying NBC laid a quote "thirst trap" for Trump.
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A federal judge on Thursday cleared the way for New York state prosecutors who want to see US President Donald Trump's accounting records. CNN reports Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's office..