President Trump’s legal team petitioned the Supreme Court Tuesday to block a lower court’s order for him to release his financial records in a New York criminal probe.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance had issued a subpoena for the president’s personal financial records to his accounting firm Mazars USA to probe his family business dealings and a lower court had upheld the subpoena.
The subpoena sought eight years of the president’s tax returns.
Mr. Trump broke with tradition by not releasing his tax returns when running for president in 2016 and has continued to keep them under wraps, citing an ongoing IRS audit.
The Supreme Court previously weighed in on the issue in June, directing how the president could dispute the subpoena in the lower courts but permitting the subpoena battle to continue.
The president argued in court papers the subpoena is overbroad and was issued in bad faith.
The subpoena was similar to a congressional subpoena the Supreme