Supreme Court Allows Release Of Trump Tax Returns To Grand Jury
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Former president Trump is facing many investigations, both in civil as well as in criminal courts. Videos below report on various cases of investigation Trump is currently facing.
On Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch effort by Donald Trump to keep his financial records, including years of his tax returns, out of the hands of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. This is the second time the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has refused to block a grand jury subpoena for those confidential records, 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 involving the Trump Organization. Vance’s probe originally appeared to have been focused on hush money payments made on Trump’s behalf to two women who have said they had affairs with him. Trump has denied their claims. But court records and news reports suggest prosecutors are now examining more serious allegations. A court filing last summer by Vance indicated that the probe could be eyeing possible “insurance and bank fraud by the Trump Organization and its officers.” In another filing, a month later, prosecutors suggested they might be investigating Trump for potential tax crimes. Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told Congress in 2019 that Trump improperly inflated and deflated the value of his real estate assets for tax and insurance purposes. Vance’s filings appeared to reference Cohen’s testimony. One filing by prosecutors cited a New York Times report Trump engaged in “dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud.” In a statement, Cohen said: “The Supreme Court has now proclaimed that no one is above the law. Trump will, for the first time, have to take responsibility for his own dirty deeds.” In late 2020, Vance’s investigators requested records from three towns in Westchester County, New York, as part of the probe. The records relate to Trump’s 213-acre Seven Springs Estate site, which sprawls across those towns. That property is one of several Trump assets that New York Attorney General Letitia James is eyeing as part of a civil investigation into whether the Trump Organization improperly inflated and deflated the value of certain properties to receive financial benefits from doing so. The Wall Street Journal reported this month that Vance’s office also is looking at loans Trump took out on Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, and three other properties in Manhattan: 40 Wall Street, the Trump Plaza apartment building and the Trump International Hotel and Tower. In a statement posted to Twitter, Vance wrote: “The work continues.” in the video published on Feb. 22, 2021, “Supreme Court allows release of Donald Trump tax returns“, below:
The Supreme Court refused to block a New York grand jury from getting eight years of former President Trump’s corporate and financial records. NBC chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander reports for TODAY, in the video published on Feb. 23, 2021, “Supreme Court Allows Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns To NY Prosecutor, TODAY“, below:
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by Donald Trump to keep eight years of his tax returns and other financial records out of the hands of a Manhattan prosecutor conducting a criminal investigation into the former president and his company, the Trump Organization Inc., in the video published on Feb. 22, 2021, “Supreme Court Ruling Blocks Trump’s Last Path to Keep Tax Returns Secret“, below:
The Supreme Court ruled on the 22nd of February that Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., can subpoena former President Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records as part of an inquiry into possible tax violations, in the video published on Feb. 24, 2021, “What the Supreme Court ruling on Donald Trump’s taxes means for the former President“, below:
The U.S. Supreme Court put a new New York grand jury on the brink of getting eight years of Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records, ending months of delay by rejecting his bid to keep the information private. The justices without explanation or public dissent refused to block a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm while he presses a Supreme Court appeal, in the video published on Feb. 22, 2021, “Trump Rejected as Supreme Court Lets Prosecutor Get Tax Records“, below:
Former personal attorney to Trump, Michael Cohen., and former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance join Katy Tur to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling, in the video published on Feb. 22, 2021, “Michael Cohen Says ‘It Does Not Look Good’ For The Former President’s Taxes, Katy Tur, MSNBC“, below:
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement responding to the Supreme Court’s ruling which will allow a New York prosecutor to obtain his tax returns for an investigation, in the video published on Feb. 22, 2021, “Trump fires back at Supreme Court ruling in statement“, below:
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