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Federal Judge Rejects Trump’s “Repugnant” Argument Against Turning Over Tax Records

HeadlineOct 08, 2019

A federal district court in Manhattan has rejected President Trump’s attempts to conceal eight years of tax returns from New York City prosecutors. In a 75-page ruling, District Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump’s claims that the president is immune to criminal prosecution, writing, “This court finds aspects of such a doctrine repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.” President Trump immediately appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued an administrative stay that will keep Trump’s tax documents secret, at least for now. Last month, Manhattan’s district attorney subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm for the tax returns as prosecutors investigate hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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