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Trump ‘Absolutely Immune’ From NY Tax Subpoena, Justices Told

Law360 – “President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to find that he has “absolute immunity” from criminal investigations while president and to block the Manhattan district attorney’s subpoena of tax and financial records from his accounting firm.  The Second Circuit found President Donald Trump’s presidential immunity from state criminal process doesn’t extend to the grand jury subpoenas at issue in the case. (AP) Trump lawyers petitioned the justices to overrule a Nov. 4 decision by the Second Circuit, which found his accounting firm, Mazars USA LLP, is required to furnish his tax returns to New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance. The tax returns and financial records are part of an investigation into hush-money payments made to two women alleged to have had affairs with Trump, according to Vance’s office. The high-profile case involves the limits of state investigative powers and the ability to obtain the president’s tax returns, an issue that’s been an object of intense scrutiny since before Trump became president and has been the subject of multiple court disputes…”

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