Donald Trump may be spending his days golfing and preparing to speak at CPAC from the comfort of Mar-a-Lago, but there are still forces at large conspiring to get him.
Donald Trump was a controversial president born from a controversial private life. His legendary business dealings, in New York City and around the world, have brought a ton of attention to the way in which The Don wheels and deals.
In The Big Apple, at least one state-level investigation is seeking to get a peek at Trump’s tax returns, hoping to turn up something that they can use against him.
The Supreme Court just made that a whole lot easier.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to block a New York grand jury from getting President Donald Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns, a decisive defeat in his prolonged legal battle to keep his tax records out of the hands of investigators.
The ruling does not mean the returns will become public any time soon, and they might never be publicly released. Under state law, materials turned over to a grand jury must be kept secret. But Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can now require Trump’s accountants to turn over the records that the president has steadfastly refused to surrender to prosecutors or Congress.
“The work continues,” Vance said in response to the Supreme Court order.
President Trump has insisted that his lawyers recommended he keep his tax returns private – a choice that bucked decades of presidential history – on account of an ongoing audit by the IRS.