President Trump has been in a long battle with the courts attempting to block a subpoena for his tax returns. Today the New York 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Trump’s lawsuit, demanding “his accounting firm must hand over eight years of corporate tax returns to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, upholding a subpoena the the documents submitted by the D.A. earlier this year” reported National Review.
Trump had cited presidential immunity in his appeal, to which the court said: “The President has neither demonstrated that he is likely to prevail on, nor raise sufficiently serious questions going to the merits of, his immunity claim, and so he is not entitled to preliminary injunctive relief.”
New York’s Circuit Court decision upholds Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s subpoena filed on September 16th “as part of an investigation into hush-money payments made by the President to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential elections.” We thought we were done with this ‘Stormy situation’ when federal authorities concluded their investigation into Daniels’ accusations. However, Vance is continuing to look into whether or not Trump “violated New York state campaign finance laws with the transactions.”
Trump continues to challenge Vance in court, and now there is speculation as to whether or not the President will appeal to the United States Supreme Court, which includes two justices appointed by Trump himself. Vance’s office has “agreed to wait ten days to act on his subpoena” which will allow the President time to “petition the U.S. Supreme Court” reported National Review.