You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes, says Congress can’t get records for now

  • 0
MGN-Trump-Tax-Returns-07082020-860×484

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has upheld a prosecutor's demand for President Donald Trump's tax returns as part of a criminal investigation into hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump.

The court ruled 7-2 Thursday in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The records are held by Trump's longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, which has said it would comply with a court order.

However, the Supreme Court has kept a hold on President Donald Trump's financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year.

The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved.

The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously sought to keep his financial records private.

Recommended for you