The Supreme Court cleared the way for New York City prosecutors to obtain former president Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns and other financial records, part of a lengthy battle Trump has waged to keep the information secret.
Trump is the only president in recent memory to refuse to release his tax returns, but don’t expect the public to see these records anytime soon. The documents would likely only be released if prosecutors criminally charge Trump and introduce them into evidence.
“The work continues,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, said in a statement after the ruling. Vance is looking to obtain eight years of Trump tax returns, from 2011-2018, as part of a grand jury investigation into possible payments Trump