In a one sentence, unsigned order the US Supreme Court on Monday denied former president Donald Trump’s request to shield his tax records from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
This decision is in line with the court’s July holding that Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution do not categorically preclude, or require a heightened standard for, the issuance of a state criminal subpoena to a sitting president.
The New York County District Attorney’s Office originally served a subpoena duces tecum on Mazars USA, LLP, Trump’s accounting firm, in 2019. Vance and his office will now have access to more than eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax records. Shortly after getting word of the denial, Vance released a three-word statement to the press: “The work continues.”
The Trumps continued to incite their following in statements and videos released on Monday. Former president Trump released a statement calling the investigation into his tax records “a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country” and a “fishing expedition.” Trump also claimed to be a victim of “fascism” but assured his supporters that he will continue to fight and win. Donald Trump Jr. echoed his father in a video released on Rumble calling the investigation “a political persecution” and a waste of taxpayer dollars.