The SCOTUS has just sided against President Trump.
In a surprising decision the Supreme Court of the United States has decided to grant DA Cyrus Vance access to Trump’s taxes.
Although prosecutors will be able to see Trump’s taxes, they will not be shared to the public due to a Grand Jury Secrecy Rule.
The case was decided with a 7-2 vote in July of 2020 and it’s noted that the decision was made before Amy Coney Barrett was nominated as a member of the Supreme Court.
Some notable “Conservatives” that voted against Trump were John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch.
The only two conservative leaning Justices that voted to prevent Trump’s tax records from being revealed were Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas.
Now the Supreme Court’s ruling in July is official after their latest ruling to block Trump’s appeal.
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court declines former President Trump's request to keep his tax records from being turned over to a New York state prosecutor. https://t.co/eBuADXptzD
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 22, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court has just refused to block grand jury from seeing Trump tax returns.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 22, 2021
Supreme Court again rejects Trump’s bid to shield his tax returns and other financial records from Manhattan prosecutor https://t.co/zLzYuLj0VI
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 22, 2021
ABC News covered the story, see what they had to share:
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to shield his taxes from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
The ruling clears the way for DA Cyrus Vance to enforce a grand jury subpoena for the records.
At issue is whether the Trump Corporation artificially inflated the value of Trump’s properties to get the best possible loans. Investigators also want to know whether the company presented different values to tax authorities.
There are also questions about hush payments to women who alleged affairs with Trump, which he has long denied.
Supreme Court allows Manhattan DA to obtain Trump's tax returns and records. This clears the way for Vance's investigation to move forward.
— Kara Scannell (@KaraScannell) February 22, 2021
CNN got the scoop too:
The Supreme Court cleared the way for a New York prosecutor to obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump who has fiercely fought to shield his financial papers from prosecutors.
The documents will be subject to grand jury secrecy rules that restrict their public release.
The ruling is a bitter loss for Trump, even if the tax records are shielded from public disclosure, after he consistently argued that the subpoena issued by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was overbroad and issued in bad faith.
No matter what Trump’s taxes say I will stand by President Trump.
What about you?