President Trump has filed an urgency petition with the Supreme Court to block his tax returns from being published. The motion comes as the Senate is holding confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the presidential nominee to the Supreme Court.
Last week a federal appeals court ruled that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance can enforce a subpoena on Mr. Trump’s business records and tax returns. This is a blow to the President as he tries to withhold these statements from a grand jury. The president’s lawyers are calling on the Supreme Court to grant residence, hear the case, and overturn the lower court̵
“The president should have a fair chance to develop his serious over-width and bad faith claims before his records are released,” the president’s lawyers write. “The court should maintain the status quo to give the president this opportunity.”
The New York Times has received year-long tax returns from the president stating that he only paid U.S. taxes of $ 750 in 2016 and 2017.
The president claimed prior to the 2016 election that he would publish his tax returns but never did, claiming that his tax returns are still under review.