The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has obtained former President Donald Trump’s tax records. Trump sought to keep the records private and out of the hands of investigators, but the Supreme Court declined to block the subpoena this week.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. started investigating Trump’s business dealings in 2018, initially focusing on hush-money payments made to women who claimed to have had affairs with Mr. Trump. The investigation has since widened to include potential tax and business fraud.
Trump said in a statement on Monday following the ruling, “So now, for more than two years, New York City has been looking at almost every transaction I’ve ever done, including seeking tax returns which were done by among the biggest and most prestigious law and accounting firms in the U.S.”
“The Supreme Court never should have let this “fishing expedition” happen, but they did,” the statement said.