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Appeals Court Blocks Subpoena for Trump Tax Returns in Last-Minute Reprieve

An appeals court on Oct. 7 temporarily blocked a subpoena issued by the Manhattan District Attorney for President Donald Trumps tax returns, a last-minute reprieve coming just before the deadline for the subpoena.

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted an emergency stay to Trump, who had asked the court to block the subpoena.

The emergency stay came after a judge in a lower court ruled that Trump couldnt prevent his former accounting firm, Mazars USA, from giving the tax returns to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.

Earlier on Monday, a federal judge ruled that Trump had to turn over eight years of tax returns, rejecting the presidents argument that it was unconstitutional to force a sitting president to release his financial information.

Trumps legal team issued an emergency appeal of the decision to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Taking to Twitter, the president wrote after the ruling was released: “The Radical Left Democrats have failed on all fronts, so now they are pushing local New York City and State Democrat prosecutors to go get President Trump,” he wrote. “A thing like this has never happened to any President before. Not even close!”

The Radical Left Democrats have failed on all fronts, so now they are pushing local New York City and State Democrat prosecutors to go get President Trump. A thing like this has never happened to any President before. Not even close!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019

NEW: Now that the court stayed his subpoena, Manhattan DA Vance wants the Second Circuit to fast-track Trumps appeal to a hearing before the end of the week.

His proposed schedule is here. pic.twitter.com/uIjwlWPhdE

— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) October 7, 2019

Vance responded later on Monday by requesting a fast-track of the legRead More – Source

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