Supreme Court rejects Trump attempt to shield taxes from Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

Supreme Court rejects Trump attempt to shield taxes from Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

YinYang/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to shield his taxes from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

The ruling clears the way for DA Cyrus Vance to enforce a grand jury subpoena for the records.

After the Supreme Court threw out Trump’s claim of “absolute immunity” last year, Trump brought a fresh challenge to the subpoena by arguing that it was overbroad and issued in bad faith. Two lower federal courts dismissed those new claims and ordered compliance.

Trump then filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court in October and now, four months later, the justices have voted to deny his request to stay the lower court decisions.

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