Second Circuit Rehears Arguments On Criminal Subpoena For Trump’s Tax Returns

September 25, 2020
Washington, DC. - August 6, 2020: President Trump address the press before departing the White House on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman /The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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September 25, 2020

This morning the Second Circuit is hearing, for the second time, arguments in President Trump’s attempt to block a state criminal subpoena for his financial records to his longtime accountant Mazars USA LLP. After the Supreme Court struck down Trump’s argument in July that the President is immune to any criminal investigation — and, in this case, an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance — it gave the President leave to raise further arguments, apparently indefinitely. 

Today, Judges Robert Katzmann, Pierre Leval, and Raymond Lohier Jr. are set to hear arguments in the case, after a district court judge rejected Trump’s bid to throw out the subpoena last month. Follow along below.

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Vance has periodically dropped hints of the scope of his investigation, saying that he may be investigating crimes including tax and insurance fraud.

This is the same court which, last year, asked an attorney for Trump whether the President could be investigated by the NYPD were he to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. “No,” was the response.

 

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This morning the Second Circuit is hearing, for the second time, arguments in President Trump’s attempt to block a state criminal subpoena for his financial records to his longtime accountant Mazars USA LLP. After the Supreme Court struck down Trump’s argument in July that the President is immune to any criminal investigation — and, in this case, an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance — it gave the President leave to raise further arguments, apparently indefinitely. 

Today, Judges Robert Katzmann, Pierre Leval, and Raymond Lohier Jr. are set to hear arguments in the case, after a district court judge rejected Trump’s bid to throw out the subpoena last month. Follow along below.

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