The Trump crime family suffered a major defeat on Monday when the United States Supreme Court rejected “Mafia Don” Trump’s plea to keep his financial records away from prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a last-ditch bid by former President Donald Trump to keep his financial records, including years of his tax returns, out of the hands of the Manhattan district attorney, Cy Vance Jr.
The decision, the second time the nation’s highest court has weighed in on the matter, was announced in an order with no noted dissents. The news further imperils the ex-president, who is facing investigations in New York and elsewhere.
The legal battle over Trump’s financial records, including personal and business documents dating to 2011, comes in connection with an investigation by Vance’s office into potential tax violations.
The district attorney is also reportedly examining hush money payments made on Trump’s behalf to two women who have said they had affairs with him. Trump has denied their claims.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Vance wrote: “The work continues.”
A spokesman for Vance, Danny Frost, said that the office would not comment further but indicated that it would quickly move to enforce its subpoena on the president’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA.
The ruling comes three days after The New York Times reported that Vance’s office had retained a former federal prosecutor, Mark Pomerantz, who has extensive experience handling white-collar fraud cases, to work on the Trump investigation.
The subpoenas are to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, and to Trump’s main lender, Deutsche Bank.
A New York Times investigation of publicly obtainable records, and records provided by his niece, Mary Trump, showed LONG-CONCEALED RECORDS SHOW TRUMP’S CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE.
With RICO specialist Mark Pomerantz now on the prosecution team, the Trump crime family is in deep doo-doo!
I will update as reporting merits.