- Title: U.S. Supreme Court rules some Trump financial records can be revealed
- Date: 8th July 2020
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF TRUMP TOWER INCLUDING ITS SIGNAGE AND ARMED OFFICERS
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2020 18:33
- Keywords: Mazars Trump U.S. Supreme Court Vance financial records subpoenas tax returns
- Location: VARIOUIS
- City: VARIOUIS
- Country: USA
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA005CLYA9FR
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- Story Text: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday (July 9) ruled that a New York prosecutor can obtain President Donald Trump's financial records but prevented - at least for now - the Democratic-led House of Representatives from obtaining similar documents.
Both 7-2 rulings were authored by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. One ruling means that the subpoena issued to Trump's long-term accounting firm, Mazars LLP, for various financial records to be turned over to a grand jury as part of a criminal investigation can be enforced.
But the court sidestepped a major ruling on whether three House committees could also obtain Trump financial documents under subpoena, in what is a short-term win for Trump. Litigation will now continue in lower courts.
In both rulings, Roberts was joined by the court's four liberals as well as Trump's two conservative appointees to the court, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.
Unlike other recent presidents, Trump has refused to release his tax returns and other documents that could provide details on his wealth and the activities of his family real-estate company, the Trump Organization. The content of these records has remained a persistent mystery even as he seeks re-election on Nov. 3. Thursday's rulings represent another milestone in Trump's tumultuous presidency.
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