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Manhattan DA Agrees to Delay Enforcement of Subpoena for Trump Tax Returns

The Manhattan district attorneys office has agreed to delay the enforcement of a subpoena for President Donald Trumps tax returns and financial documents.

In a letter sent to Trumps legal team on Aug. 22, the office of New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the district attorney had agreed to temporarily delay the enforcement of his subpoena until after the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rules on Trumps request to hold a lowers court decision to dismiss his case while the appeal plays out in court.

The deal between the parties comes after the 2nd Circuit Court denied a request to immediately block the district courts ruling, but the appeals court said it would hear arguments on the request for a stay pending appeal on Sept. 1.

Following the district courts ruling, which allowed the Manhattan district attorney to enforce the subpoena, the parties agreed to temporarily delay the enforcement of the subpoena until Aug. 28.

The Aug, 22 letter, which was filed in the court on Monday, further delays the enforcement of the subpoena to give the 2nd Circuit Court time to decide on Trumps request.

The president has been fighting Vances subpoena since 2019. The case went to the Supreme Court after lower courts denied Trumps request for relief from the subpoena.

The Supreme Court ruled that Trump was not absolutely immune from state criminal processes but also opened the door for him to challenge Vances subpoena on other grounds.

Trumps legal team filed a second challenge against the subpoena in late July, arguing that the subpoena was overbroad and issued in bad faith.

On Aug. 20, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero dismissed Trumps latest bid to stop Vances subpoena for eight years of his tax returns and other financial documents from the presidents accountant.

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