Manhattan D.A., Trump lawyers strike deal to speed fight over Trump tax returns to Supreme Court

Manhattan D.A., Trump lawyers strike deal to speed fight over Trump tax returns to Supreme Court

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Manhattan D.A., Trump lawyers strike deal to speed fight over Trump tax returns to Supreme Court In a letter filed Monday with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, lawyers from D.A. Cyrus Vances office said theyll hold off on trying to enforce the subpoena against Trumps accounting firm until after the court of appeals publishes their opinion and after either one of the sides asks the Supreme Court to examine the case. The two sides are set to face off in oral arguments before the 2nd Circuit on Wednesday, following a that the accounting firm, Mazars USA, had to turn the documents over to the D.A. This site is protected by recaptcha  |  Vances office is seeking to review eight years of tax records as part of a about hush money payments made to two women who have alleged affairs with Trump before he became president. Trump has denied having the affairs. Trumps lawyers contend the D.A. isnt entitled to the returns and that a sitting president is not “subject to the criminal process” while in office. In a ruling earlier this month, a Manhattan federal court j “repugnant to the nations governmental structure and constitutional values.” Under the terms of the deal announced on Monday, Vances office say theyd agree to postpone the enforcement of the subpoena until 10 days after the 2nd Circuit issues its opinion to give Trumps team time to appeal to the Supreme Court to hear the case in its current term or for Vance to appeal to the Supreme Court if the opinion isnt in their favor. Prosecutors said theyll delay enforcement until the Supreme Court either declines to hear the case or issues an opinion. Trumps team, meanwhile, will withdraw their request for an emergency stay of the lower courts order. The agreement does not change any of the legal arguments of the case. The deal was . If the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case in the current term, they would likely issue a ruling by June. If it does not, theres a possibility they would not issue a ruling until after the 2020 election. 2019 NBC UNIVERSAL

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