WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is expected to decide as soon as this week whether President Trump can keep his tax returns and other financial records under wraps.
The proceedings follow testimony from the president’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen who told Congress in 2019 that Trump inflated his wealth in order to secure large loans — prompting multiple Democrat-led House committees to subpoena Trump’s financial institutions.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance is also seeking eight years of the president’s tax returns as part of his probe into whether Trump made hush-money payments to several women — including adult film star Stormy Daniels — ahead of the 2016 election.
Trump has repeatedly denied those allegations. And the president has made repeated attempts to block the legal challenges which threaten to make public his financial dealings — suing two of his financial institutions, Capital One and Deutsche Bank, to stop them from handing his records over to Democrats.