The Supreme Court Rules on President Trump's Tax Records
This week the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump’s bankers and accountants must comply with a subpoena for financial records from Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney. The court rejected a subpoena by the House. Only three past presidents have been served with subpoenas.
1998: Bill Clinton was served with a subpoena to testify before a grand jury in an investigation into his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The subpoena was withdrawn when Clinton agreed to testify voluntarily.
President Trump’s lawyers had argued that as president, he was immune from criminal proceedings and investigations. “The presidency is being harassed and undermined,” Jay Sekulow, his personal lawyer, argued.
In a statement, the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., a Democrat, said: “This is a tremendous victory for our nation’s system of justice and its founding principle that no one — not even a president — is above the law."
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