The president has been trying to hide his tax returns since he became aware that it was a thing for presidents to release their tax returns to show that their business dealings are 100% legitimate, and that they are not involved in anything underhanded.
So far, Trump has been able to dodge the release of his returns, claiming that he’s been continually audited for four years straight, leaving him unable to release the returns to the public. The documents are his, however, and he can release them any time he pleases.
Now, a court of appeals judge has granted the NY District Attorney the ability to subpoena the president for his tax returns.
BREAKING: Jay Sekulow statement on 2nd Circuit opinion against POTUS allowing for a NY state criminal subpoena to the Trump Org: "We will be taking this case to the Supreme Court."
— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) November 4, 2019
The part of the ruling that will get under the president’s skin reads:
“We conclude only that presidential immunity does not bar the enforcement of a state grand jury subpoena directing a third party to produce non‐privileged material, even when the subject matter under investigation pertains to the President.”
Check out the court doc released Monday morning:
The judge’s statement reads: