Trump Sues Manhattan District Attorney as N.Y. Seeks Tax Returns (3)

Sept. 19, 2019, 2:28 PMUpdated: Sept. 19, 2019, 7:16 PM

Donald Trump sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. after the prosecutor demanded eight years of the president’s tax returns in a probe of whether the Trump Organization falsified business records.

In the lawsuit, filed Sept. 19 in federal court in Manhattan, Trump said the subpoena issued to his accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking his tax returns is unconstitutional and asked a judge to declare it invalid. Trump said the subpoena should be blocked until he has left office, because sitting presidents aren’t subjected to the criminal process.

“The framers of our Constitution understood that state and local prosecutors would ...

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