Federal Court Says Trump Must File Tax Returns

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The battle over Donald Trump’s tax returns looks set to head to the United States Supreme Court after a federal judge ordered the president to turn over his financial documents to New York state prosecutors.

Attempts by the president to strike down a subpoena for his tax records were again dismissed on Wednesday when a Manhattan district court judge ruled that a lower court suspension would remain in effect.

The decision of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals allows Mr. Trump’s team of lawyers to appeal to the highest court in the country.

Mr Trump’s lawyers announced their intention to do so in a statement shortly after Wednesday’s ruling, with attorney Jay Sekulow saying the president’s team would seek a stay in the Supreme Court.

It would be the second time the president would be forced to fight to keep his tax records private until the Supreme Court for the second time in a year.

In July, the court ruled against the president in a 7-2 decision.

Mr Trump’s ongoing battle with New York State may not be resolved until the November election, although today’s ruling effectively allows the Manhattan District Attorney to enforce the subpoena. against him.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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