Trump Gets Huge Win As Federal Court Blocks Release Of POTUS’ Taxes In NYC Case

Trump just got a huge win in Federal Court against a New York prosecutor who wants his financial documents.

Trump has been fighting in the courts and while he lost in the Supreme Court recently on this issue, the court did alone him to continue to fight.

Today a federal appeals court blocked a New York from obtaining Donald Trump’s tax returns while his lawyers fight a subpoena.

The three-judge panel ruled against Cy Vance who will have to fight the appeal probably all the way back to the Supreme Court.

The left will be devastated because it does not look like no one will be able to leak Trump’s tax returns before the election.

From NBC12:

A federal appeals court is weighing whether to allow a New York prosecutor access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns while his lawyers fight a subpoena seeking the records. The three-judge panel said it would rule later Tuesday, after hearing brief arguments from both sides.

Trump’s lawyer asked for a temporary stay while they appeal a lower-court ruling that granted Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office access to Trump’s tax returns. A lawyer for Vance’s office argued that further delays would only impede their investigation.

“The question at this juncture is quite simple but also quite important,” Trump lawyer William Consovoy said. “Will the president be given an opportunity to appeal that ruling before his personal records are disclosed to the grand jury and the status quo is irrevocably changed?”

Trump’s lawyers appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month after a district court judge rejected their renewed efforts to invalidate a subpoena issued to his accounting firm. Judge John M. Walker Jr. said at Tuesday’s hearing that the subpoenas cover 11 entities engaged in business dealings as far away as Europe and Dubai.

Trump has blasted the long-running quest for his financial records as a “continuation of the most disgusting witch hunt in the history of our country” and predicted the case would again end up before the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court ruled last month that the presidency in itself doesn’t shield Trump from Vance’s investigation, but the high court returned the case to U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero’s courtroom to allow Trump’s lawyers to raise other concerns about the subpoena.

Trump’s lawyers then argued that the subpoena was issued in bad faith and overly broad, might have been politically motivated and amounted to harassment. Marrero rejected those claims. Consovoy told the judges Tuesday that the investigation was an “arbitrary fishing expedition.”

Carey Dunne, of the district attorney’s office, said Trump and his lawyers have long misrepresented the scope of the investigation as focusing primarily on hush money payments that were paid to protect Trump from adultery allegations. Vance’s lawyers have said they are legally entitled to extensive records to aid a “complex financial investigation.”

“The president has complained at every turn that we’ve not announced what the grand jury is looking at as if that itself is bad faith,” Dunne said. “But of course, what the grand jury is looking at is secret. We’re not allowed to make that public, which is what has led to his speculation about the grand jury scope. But none of this speculation is plausible.”