Vance and his finance team have been investigating the 45th president of the United States for more than a year on suspicion of long-term criminal conduct at The Trump Organization. Among other things, the prosecutor’s office requires the accounting firm Mazars to issue the financial records of Trump and his company covering an eight-year division. The lawyers of the former head of state tried to delay the enforcement of the subpoena as much as possible.
The case was brought to the Supreme Court last year, after which the Judicial Chamber rejected the argument of the lawyers of the then president that Trump could not be the subject of an investigation while he was in charge of the USA. After the failure, Trump’s team lodged a new protest, saying that the Manhattan Prosecutor’s Office’s summons was politically motivated and too broadly worded.
The case returned to the Supreme Court after the district and appellate courts sided with the prosecutor’s office. The Supreme Court has now done the same, rejecting the request to suspend the appellate court’s verdict without further explanation. He ordered Mazars to obey the summons and submit the required documents to a large jury set up by Prosecutor Van.
According to MSNBC television, investigators will get to Trump’s tax returns and other financial records “almost immediately.” “The president’s lawyers have nowhere to appeal,” said reporter Pete Williams.
However, this does not automatically mean that the content of the documents should be made public soon. This could only happen in the context of a possible lawsuit against Trump and his company. Prosecutor Vance did not outline his plans in this regard, and after the Supreme Court ruled, he issued a statement in a single sentence: “Work continues.”
The representatives of the former American president did not comment on the matter.