Supreme Court Rules for Manhattan Prosecutor to View Trump’s Tax Returns

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After Trump claimed his financial records could not be viewed, the Supreme Court ruled that a Manhattan prosecutor could indeed view Trump’s tax returns. However, Democrats bid to also obtain access to Trump’s tax returns were dismissed. The ruling by the Supreme Court in both cases was a split decision.

Because the ruling was a split decision, the public will most likely never find out about the tax returns. Trump responded saying, “This is all a political prosecution. I won the Mueller Witch Hunt, and others, and now I have to keep fighting in a politically corrupt New York”(Higgins). According to CNBC, Trump failed to pay hush money to two women prior to the 2016 election. Thus the reason his tax returns are being viewed with suspicion.

However, Trump’s attorneys are pushing for the idea that presidential immunity can be applied to this situation. Though, The Supreme Court has rejected the idea. It is apparent that Trump believes he is above the law. In fact, during Trump’s 2016 election he said, he could “stand on Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters”. Whether this statement will be upheld depends on if Trump’s tax returns are actually viewed soon and judged accordingly.

Written by Reginae Echols

Edited by Sheena Robertson


CNBC: Supreme Court says Manhattan DA can get Trump’s tax records, but rejects bid by House Democrats

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