Trump tried to sue New York to block prosecutors from getting his tax returns, but he only got a one week delay.
According to Politico:
Just hours after President Donald Trump sued to block a subpoena seeking his tax returns, he secured a temporary reprieve.
Manhattan’s top prosecutor agreed Thursday to at least briefly suspend the subpoena, pending the results of a court hearing.
With the subpoena, District Attorney Cyrus Vance had been seeking eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns as part of a wide-ranging investigation into hush-money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign. The subpoena was initially filed late last month.
Trump is using the same tactic in New York that he is deploying to delay the federal investigations into his presidency. Trump is abusing the court system with endless lawsuits to keep all of these issues tied up until at least after the 2020 election. It is clear though that Trump is living on borrowed time. The president hasn’t been able to get any of the subpoenas related to his tax returns squashed. Instead, he is suing almost everyone from the House of Representatives to the New York DA to his own accountants to block the release of his tax returns.
Donald Trump is going to lose somewhere.
His tax returns are going to be turned over, and while they are a political timebomb, the Trump family’s bigger problem is the potential criminal prosecution for filing false tax returns that is waiting for them in New York.
Trump could be the first president in history to go from the penthouse to the state pen.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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