President Trump has filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax returns. The request comes as the Senate is holding confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the presidential candidate for the Supreme Court.
Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can impose a subpoena for Mr. Trump’s corporate documents and tax returns, a major blow to the president as he tries to withhold those. returns from a grand jury. The president’s attorneys are asking the Supreme Court to grant a stay, hear the case and overturn the lower court decision.
“The president should have a good chance of developing his grave statements in bad faith and bad faith before his documents are disclosed,”
The New York Times has obtained years of the president’s tax returns, showing that he only paid $ 750 in U.S. taxes during 2016 and 2017.
The president said prior to the 2016 election that he would release his tax returns, but never did, claiming his returns are still under scrutiny.