The Supreme Court declined on Monday to stop a Manhattan prosecutor from getting access to the tax records of former President Donald Trump as part of a case against him that has been going on since at least 2019.
Trump has called the prosecutor’s actions a “witch hunt” and a “fishing expedition.”
The tax records are not supposed to be made public under the case, but Trump is understandably afraid that they will be leaked by someone unfriendly to him, as has happened many times in the past.
The Court’s order was delayed for several months from the time final briefs were filed in October, raising questions about whether justices decided to wait until Trump was out of office to allow the case to move forward.
The case involves accusations of ongoing criminal activity by the Trump organization and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking eight years of tax records in the probe.
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