Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has officially gotten his hands on Trump’s tax records. The news comes days after the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s request to shield his taxes returns from the Democrat.
The Hill reports:
CNN, which first reported on the new development, reported that prosecutors have obtained millions of pages of documents, including tax returns from January 2011 to August 2019, financial statements and documents concerning the preparation and review of the tax returns.
The district attorney’s office obtained the documents from Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, which it had subpoenaed in 2019 as part of a grand jury investigation.
The district attorney’s office started its investigation to examine payments made prior to the 2016 president election to silence two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump. Prosecutors have also said they are looking into potential financial crimes by the Trump Organization.
The documents Vance’s office obtained are subject to grand jury secrecy rules, so they are unlikely to become public in the near future. The New York Times reported last fall, based on data it obtained, that Trump paid little to no federal income taxes in many recent years.
Trump slammed the SCOTUS decision on Monday, calling it a continuation of the “greatest political with hunt in the history of our country.” Trump has repeatedly slammed Vance’s efforts as politically motivated. [Keep reading: Trump Slams SCOTUS Tax Return Decision]