Trump must file tax return, does not deserve immunity, says Manhattan’s top prosecutor

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Manhattan top prosecutor told a U.S. court on Thursday that he should be able to get President Donald Trump’s tax return, saying Trump could not immunize himself from a criminal probe into his business practices by pursuing an appeal that ” has no chance of success. ”

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Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance sued the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan in a motion to dismiss Trump’s emergency order to block a sidewalk at the presidency, Mazars USA, for eight years tax filing.

Trump has until Monday to respond in writing. Oral arguments are scheduled for September 1st.

The Republican president has been fighting for a year to block Vance’s subpoena, including in the U.S. Supreme Court, which last month denied his argument that he has immunity from criminal sins in the White House.

Trump later claimed that Vance’s summons was “wild flood” and was issued in “bad faith”, largely reflecting a similar summons issued by Congress Democrats.

He also called Voep’s stoep part of a “witch hunt”, saying that the case will probably go back to the Supreme Court.

But in Thursday’s submission, Vance said Trump had obtained effective “temporary absolute immunity” by continuing to prosecute, a claim “rejected at every level by federal courts,” by holding a grand jury to review his tax return. .

He also said that handing over the proceeds would not harm Trump irreparably, citing the confidentiality of major jury proceedings, noting that the past six U.S. presidents have made their tax returns public.

On August 20, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero, who rejected Trump’s broad-based immunity argument last October, refused to block the sidewalk again.

“Justice demands an end to this controversy,” Marrero wrote, and which Vance reiterated in his submission.

It is unlikely that Trump’s tax return will be made public before the November 3 election.

Vance agreed not to force the summons until two days after the appeals court ruled on Trump’s request for a stay.

Reported by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Edited by Chris Reese, Grant McCool and Dan Grebler

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