July 9, the U.S. Supreme court came to the conclusion that the President, Donald trump has no immunity from subpoenas requiring him and his legal representatives to access financial documents and tax returns upon request of a district attorney Cyrus Vance. About it it is spoken in the decision, “trump vs Vance”.
The voice judges went 7:2.
“No citizen, even the President, in any case is above the General duty to report data when invoking the criminal process. Ms reaffirm that principle today and believe that the President is not immune from subpoenas requiring the publication of his private documents, and is not entitled to an increased level of protection”, – is told in the decision of the Supreme court.
At the same time, the court found that the Prosecutor will not be able to publish the Declaration of the President as required to transmit them to the Grand jury, and it is obliged to classify information obtained during the hearing.
Other the decision today saysthat the Congress will not be able soon to to familiarize the financial statements of trump. Case “trump against the company Mazars” is sent for a new hearing in the lower court, as expressed seven Supreme court judges, two were against.
Supreme court decisions indicate that trump has lost a legal battle for the right to keep their tax Affairs; on the other hand, the Declaration and other documents will not be made public until at least the end of the year, and therefore will have no impact on the election campaign, analyzes CNN.
Access to tax documents trump is trying to get the district attorney of Manhattan Cyrus Vance Jr., the case involved about possible payment for the silence of the women previously had a romantic relationship, the current head of the White house. The appropriate inquiry in August 2019 was sent to the accounting company Mazars, which was engaged in financial reporting of trump, his family and company the Trump Organization.
One of them is porn actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels. In 2018, she told me that in 2011 she was threatened and forced to remain silent about ties with trump. According to the actress, she was in a relationship with him in 2006 (when he was already married to Melani), but representatives of the American President this information denied.
Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen said that in 2016, paid Clifford, but did not specify the purpose of monetary compensation. The White house announced that the actress has lost a courttrying to overturn the agreement on silence. After that Clifford has assured that is ready to return to the President of the United States of $130 thousand. for telling about their affair.
Trump claimed that did not know about the payments the porn star.
On 4 November a Federal appeals court in new York dismissed the complaint trump the decision of the lower court, which obliged the White house to provide his tax returns for the years 2011-2019 at the request of Vance. Lawyers for the White house appealed the decision to the Supreme court.
Unlike previous presidents, trump refuses to release his tax information. District court in Washington in may 2019 ordered the accounting firm Mazars to transmit to Congress available financial statements of the American President. Legal team trump appealed the decision.