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Trump’s Tax Records Turned Over to Manhattan District Attorney

U.S. News & World Report logo U.S. News & World Report 2/25/2021 Alexa Lardieri
Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: FILE - President Donald Trump walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. Media critic Brian Stelter is updating his book "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth" in preparation for the paperback edition. The changes reflect the end of Trump's presidency and the false claims of voter fraud and the rise of Tucker Carlson to become Fox's most prominent personality. Announced on Sunday, Feb, 21, 2021, the revised edition will be released in June. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File ) © (Gerald Herbert/AP-File) FILE - President Donald Trump walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. Media critic Brian Stelter is updating his book "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth" in preparation for the paperback edition. The changes reflect the end of Trump's presidency and the false claims of voter fraud and the rise of Tucker Carlson to become Fox's most prominent personality. Announced on Sunday, Feb, 21, 2021, the revised edition will be released in June. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File )

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has obtained the tax records of former President Donald Trump after more than a year of Trump fighting to keep them private.

Prosecutors obtained the records on Monday, a spokesman for District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told CNN. The development comes after the Supreme Court denied a last-ditch effort by Trump and his legal team to withhold the documents. The former president accused prosecutors of a politically motivated "fishing expedition" after the court's ruling.


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Vance has been investigating Trump and his business dealings since 2018. While initially focusing on hush money payments to women to cover up affairs, court documents suggest the investigation has widened to include potential tax and fraud related to the Trump Organization.

CNN quoted sources as saying the millions of pages of records contain Trump's tax returns from January 2011 to August 2019. The documents also reportedly contain financial statements, engagement agreements and information relating to the preparation and review of tax returns, work papers and communications related to tax returns.

The documents won't be made public because they are subject to grand jury secrecy rules.

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